Filmmaker Spotlight: Ira Sachs

Date: 15 December 2023Category: Programming Guides

A filmmaker whose work has been compared to both that of Norah Ephron and Yasujirō Ozu, Ira Sachs has carved out one of the most accomplished careers in contemporary American cinema, sensitively chronicling complicated romances and metropolitan angst. We've spotlighted some of his finest films, available to screen now through our Booking Scheme.


Described by The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw as the director dipping into "Eric Rohmer territory", Sach's honest and brutally funny Film Independent Spirit Awards nominee Passages, follows a gay couple living in Paris whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas impulsively begins a passionate affair with young schoolteacher. Book now.

Love is Strange

Featuring career best performances John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a long-term couple, separated by financial circumstances shortly before they're due to be married, who must rely on friends and family as they navigate a new world. Ira Sachs' fifth feature film is a moving exploration of love in the modern world. Book now.

Little Men

When a quiet middle schooler meets a brash young boy at his grandfather's funeral, a bond forms. But soon a dispute about money between their parents threatens their new found friendship. Ira Sach's 2016 Sundance Film Festival favourite is a complex look at platonic love and the difficulty of maintaining childhood innocence. Book now.

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