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Avant que j'Oublie (Before I Forget) Reviews

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
April 17, 2009
Writer-director-actor Jacques Nolot (below) delivers a bold, searching and open-hearted turn as the subject of this confessional study of life as an elderly gay gent in the French capital.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
August 1, 2008
Before I Forget is a film one can admire, but it is not 'likable,' per se, nor does its director wish it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
July 18, 2008
Before I Forget is, in the broad sense, 'gay-themed'. But it's also one of the loveliest, most direct and most devastating pictures about aging that I've ever seen.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 18, 2008
An unblinking portrait of a complicated, solitary gay man who has outlived his working years.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
July 17, 2008
It's hardly a rosy picture of what it's like to be gay and 60 in Paris. But it's an engrossing picture.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 14, 2008
The film doesn't feel like a tragedy, but instead a droll slice of life -- perhaps a bit too muted and overlong, but often compelling in its own way.
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Lisa Nesselson
May 24, 2007
Third installment in Jacques Nolot's trilogy on the pragmatic side of gay life finds the straight-shooting poet of matter-of-fact sexual transactions in fine narrative form, exhibiting his aging body and mindset without a trace of vanity.