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Films: Ira Sachs

Keep the Lights On

  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 101 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson
  • UK release: 2 November 2012

Erik (Lindhardt) is a Danish filmmaker in New York whose life changes when he meets closeted lawyer Paul (Booth). Thoughtful, tender film, reminiscent of Sirk or Fassbinder; perhaps too one-sided and self-absorbed, but Lindhardt is very persuasive as a man aching for romance but resisting commitment.

Married Life

  • 3 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 90 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ira Sachs
  • Written by: Ira Sachs, Oren Moverman, Based on a novel by John Bingham
  • Cast: Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams

1949 suburban America. As befits his business class status, mild-mannered Harry (Cooper) keeps a childless wife Pat (Clarkson) and a much younger mistress in the shape of blonde beauty Kay (McAdams). When he introduces his friend, Richard (Brosnan) to Kay, Richard is smitten. As Richard goes about trying to secretly win…