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655 Ratings

Keep the Lights On

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Directed by Ira Sachs
United States, 2012
Drama, LGBTQ+, Romance
      English
      English

Synopsis

Filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but find a deeper connection and become a couple. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself.

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Premiering at Sundance, this indie is a sensitive look at the lifecycle of an imperfect match. Director Ira Sachs based the script on his own personal relationship, but transcends the personal aspects of his experience to form a universal and resonant look at the bonds formed through a partnership.

Synopsis

Filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but find a deeper connection and become a couple. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity while being true to himself.

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Keep the Lights OnDirected byIra Sachs
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2012 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Teddy)
Independent Spirit Awards
2013 | 4 nominations including: Best Feature

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