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3.3
76 Ratings

Longtime Companion

Directed by Norman René
United States, 1989
Drama, Romance, LGBT+

Synopsis

AIDS takes its toll on a group of affluent white male homosexual friends in New York City over a ten year period.

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Longtime Companion Directed by Norman René

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1991 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sundance Film Festival

1990 | 2 wins including: Dramatic (Audience Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

1991 | Winner: Best Supporting Male

Critics reviews

There’s a generosity and emotional openness to the framing and subtle camera movements (never more so than in a harrowing bedside farewell scene) that speaks to a preternatural grasp of the cinematic medium. Yet René’s film is more than well crafted, it was transformative.
November 12, 2012
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