A love triangle directed by Ira Sachs makes for the thorniest and horniest film of the year.
Dir. Ira Sachs / France / 2023 / English, French with English subtitles
Despite being married to artist Martin (Ben Whishaw) for over a decade, narcissistic filmmaker Tomas (Franz Rogowski) impulsively spends a night with teacher Agathe (Adèle Exarchopoulos). As this dalliance starts growing into something deeper, romantic chaos reigns, with Tomas jumping from Martin’s bed to Agathe’s with little thought for either of their feelings. Like the worst, most watchable person in the world, Tomas flutters between people and projects. In their newest collaboration after Little Men, Love is Strange and Frankie, Ira Sachs and his co-writer Mauricio Zacharias capture the mayhem of intimacy and the emotional havoc that a charming narcissist can wreak. Moreover, they’ve achieved a true rarity for contemporary cinema: they made it hot.
Anna Bogutskaya, Film and Talks Programmer
Ira Sachs will present his intimate new feature, in addition to joining Brandon Taylor in discussion for Sunday Salons.
A searing chronicle of romantic chaos.
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Director: Ira Sachs
Ira Sachs was born in 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. His films include Frankie, Little Men (Grand Prix, 2016 Deauville American Film Festival), Love is Strange, Keep the Lights On (Teddy Award, 2012 Berlinale), Forty Shades of Blue (Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, 2005 Sundance) and his first feature, The Delta. His short film, Last Address, honouring a group of NYC artists who died of AIDS, has been included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Sachs is also the Founding Director of Queer|Art, a non-profit that provides support for LGBTQ+ artists in film, performance, literature and visual arts. Presently, Sachs lives in Quito, Ecuador, with his husband, painter Boris Torres, their two children, Viva and Felix, and their children’s mums, Tabitha Jackson and Kirsten Johnson.
Writers: Mauricio Zacharias, Ira Sachs
Producers: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Sales Agent: SBS Distribution
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