Avant que j'Oublie (Before I Forget)
Avant que j'Oublie (Before I Forget) (2008)

Imprisoned by his past and unable to cope with the loneliness that permeates every aspect of his life, an HIV-afflicted 58-year-old man seals himself up from the world in order to embark on an inward journey in director Jacques Nolot's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

An unblinking portrait of a complicated, solitary gay man who has outlived his working years.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Made on a modest budget this is a brave film from writer-director-star Jacques Nolot who brings an unflinching honesty to his performance.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Before I Forget is a film one can admire, but it is not 'likable,' per se, nor does its director wish it to be.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

It's hardly a rosy picture of what it's like to be gay and 60 in Paris. But it's an engrossing picture.

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Jon Fortgang
Film4

A sombre description of age and regret delivered with a deceptively light touch. Wry, tender, full of sympathy and wonderfully acted by Jacques Nolot.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

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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Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York

Nolotâ(TM)s portrait of senescence isnâ(TM)t about rainbow visions; his film, one of the most honest, courageous and witty of the year, instead looks at decay, insufferable loss and humiliation--all endured...with defiant, wilfull abjection.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Tortuously slow but unexpectedly charming.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"Before I Forget" is a downbeat character study in narcissism about Pierre(Jacques Nolot, who also wrote and directed), who when younger relied solely… More