Keep The Lights On Review

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Manhattan filmmaker Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and city lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth) fall into a messy, intense relationship equally fuelled and distorted by drugs, disappointments and the complexities of '90s city life.


In chronicling the ten-year relationship between a Danish documentarist and a New York lawyer, Ira Sachs captures a sense of obsession, but while Thure Lindhardt gives a sensitive performance, Zachary Booth struggles. Beautifully made, but one-sided.

While not quite on a par with Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, this is still an undeniably powerful piece of filmmaking.