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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
18
Cast
Thure Lindhardt
Zachary Booth
Julianne Nicholson
Souléymane Sy Savané.
Directors
Ira Sachs.
Screenwriters
Ira Sachs
Mauricio Zacharias.
Running Time
102 minutes

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Keep The Lights On
Sundance-acclaimed drama


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Plot
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.


Review
Keep The Lights On
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.


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


Reviewed by William Thomas

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