Ira Sachs’ Keep The Lights On looks at the intense relationship of documentary filmmaker, Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) and closeted lawyer, Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth) during their eight year relationship, living in New York City. Together they start building a home and life together, but they continue to privately battle against their own compulsions and addictions, which constantly threaten to harm their relationship. Commenting on sex, intimacy and love and accompanied by a stunning soundtrack, with the music of Arthur Russell, Keep The Lights On takes a look at the nature of relationships in our changing times.
Recently during the 56th BFI London Film Festival, I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss Keep The Lights On with Sachs and find out a little more about the film.
For the Front Row Reviews, 4 star review of Keep The Lights On, click here.
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