Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Good Morning, Gratuitous Félix Maritaud

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The gay giallo Knife + Heart that I've been crowing about ever since it played Cannes last spring, and doubly so since I saw it (and reviewed it) last October, is finally hitting some theaters this weekend -- I know of two here in New York and I assume it's hitting L.A. as well since that's how these things normally occur. Anyway the movie is fab and I highly recommend it and it was only last week that I realized one of the film's imperiled trade twinks (is there a better gay word for that? I am so out of the loop) is the same actor who stars in another buzzy gay movie of 2019, called Sauvage...

... which I posted the trailer for a couple of weeks ago. Sauvage is playing the US (probably the same coastal cities) on April 10th, so we should acquaint ourselves with this sudden gay somebody -- his name is Félix Maritaud, and you might already recognize him from the immediate queer classic B.P.M. (Beats Per Minute) which came out in 2017. (I reviewed that right here.) He was one of the main characters, although to be honest I am always highly focused on Arnaud Valois whenever I watch that movie so I can't really remember his arc. Guess it's time for a re-watch!

All three of these films that Maritaud's done so far have gotten a lot of attention, at least as far as the insular world of queer movies go -- it's quite the track record, anyway. Point being IMDb only has him attached to some short films as of now but I assume that will probably change real soon. We'll keep our eyes peeled! Until then let's keep our eyes busy with a gallery of several dozen photos of Mr. Maritaud after the break...














 













6 comments:

Daniel said...

THANK YOU for this. I too was far too focused on Arnaud Valois in BPM to notice much else (outside of Nahuel Perez Biscayart, who has the showiest part), but I need to give it a rewatch anyway - it was my second favorite film of 2017 and I've been meaning to for a while. Can't wait for both Kinfe + Heart and Sauvage, both of which I am planning on catching opening weekend since who knows how long they will actually end up playing.

GOOD LORD, this man.

Anonymous said...

Dreamy.
He's also done some more...independent productions... under an unfortunate stage name...

Anonymous said...

Like Anonymous said, he's done some gay porn in the past, apparently (didn;t watch it, I swear). It might be the reason why he was so game to shoot things he shot in Sauvage.

Unknown said...

Umm, sorry guys. I don't get the appeal. He looks like Dominic Cooper's skanky, crack head brother . . .

Jason Adams said...

Some people see Dominic Cooper's skanky, crack head brother eww, and some people see Dominic Cooper's skanky, crack head brother yum... ;)

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