LFF 2012 Interview: Ira Sachs talks KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

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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Reviews Editor, Contributor and Festival Coordinator

Ollie has written for Front Row Reviews pretty much since its inception about seven years ago whilst still studying Film & Television. Since then, he was trust into the world of independent film distribution and has recently started working with Picturehouse Entertainment in their Marketing Department. Having written and produced two radio series, he is moving hoping to (one day) write a web series/short film/feature (delete as appropriate ;)). His favourite director is David Lynch (which makes him make a lot of sense!) and his favourite films are The Hours, Mulholland Drive, Volver, Blade Runner and Bridget Jones Diary.

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