Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO
(Theo et Hugo dans le meme bateau)

Year: 2016
Country: FRANCE
Language: French
Run Time: 97 minutes

PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO
PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO
PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO
PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO

Amid a frenzied orgy at a male sex club, Theo and Hugo’s eyes meet. Drawn to each other, the beautiful young men make love and leave the club together. Each knows something special has just happened. However, it is quickly discovered their passionate encounter was unprotected and one of them is HIV positive. From its intense and sexually graphic opening to moments of tenderness in the streets of Paris, PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO chronicles the first few chaotic hours after they meet. Coming to grips with both the wonderful possibility of new love and the frightening possibility of HIV transmission, Hugo and Theo begin an odyssey through the city that takes them from the clinical coldness of the emergency room to the romantic moonlit canals. Conjured by gorgeous cinematography that plunges us into vivid carnality then whisks us through the magical neon-lit night, these heart-melting young men take us on a fascinating journey. Erotic and passionate, PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO is an adults-only fable of modern love. (In French with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF41 Screenings

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 4:25 PM

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10% CINEMA

Directors
Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

Olivier Ducastel was born in 1962 in Lyons, France. Jacques Martineau was born in 1963 in Montpellier, France. Both men are writers, producers, and directors and have won numerous awards for their collaborations.

Filmography
"Jeanne and the Perfect Guy" (1998), "The Adventures of Felix" (2000), "My Life On Ice" (2002), "Cote d'Azur" (2005), "Born in '68" (2008), "Family Tree" (2010), PARIS 05:59 THEO & HUGO (2016)

Producer
Emmanuel Chaumet

Screenwriting
Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

Cinematography
Manuel Marmier

Editing
Pierre Deschamps

Principal Cast
Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot

Film Contact

Community Partners

CWRU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit

North Coast Men's Chorus

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