Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo
First screened in July 2017
Directors: Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau. Cast: Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot, Mario Fanfani, Élodie Adler, Bastien Gabriel, Miguel Ferreira, Arthur Dumas, Jeffry Kaplow. Screenplay: Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau.

Twitter Capsule: Hottest, earliest scenes also the most innovative. Later sequences less striking but this tale is overdue.

VOR:   The bold eroticism of the beginning and the focus on preventing but also living with HIV are rare and valuable. Much else is quite familiar.

Photo © 2016 Ecce Films/Epicentre Films,
© 2017 Wolfe Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Berlin International Film Festival: Teddy Audience Award
Chicago International Film Festival: Silver Q Hugo Award (runner-up for best queer film)

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