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Love Is Strange 2014 15

94 mins USA Director. Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On) delivers a tender, faultlessly observed drama about the latter days of a life-long love. The film opens with the joyous wedding of George and Ben (Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) who have been together for 39 years, but when Ben loses his job the couple are forced to leave their Manhattan abode and stay in different apartments while they hunt for a new place of their own.

Both leads give nuanced, award-deserving performances, as does Marisa Tomei as their niece. George and Ben may inhabit a familiar Manhattan of West Side shoebox apartments, galleries and classical concerts, but it’s refreshingly peopled with all walks of life. This is a love story for grown-ups and also Sachs’ ode to the beauty of NYC.

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Directed by

Ira Sachs

Featuring

Charlie Tahan

Alfred Molina

John Lithgow

Darren E. Burrows

Genres

Comedy Drama

Collection

LGBT Best of 2015 Best Films of 2015 BFI Flare presents American Indie Fools For Love Love BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents Festival Favourites

Certificate

15 Contains strong language

Released

2014

Country

USA

Language

English

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