Ira Sach's New Film "Love is Strange" Screens at the Deauville American Film Festival: Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as a Married Couple in Love

September 16, 2014 10:09 PM

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"I'm no longer in that phase of being 'casually miserable'," director Ira Sachs told me affably, following the screening of his latest film Love is Strange at the Deauville American Film Festival. He smiled. "My previous films, such as Keep the Lights On, were psychoanalytical, focusing on conflicts, especially with one's own self." He gestured with tense hands to illustrate. "I am in a different stage right now. Love is Strange reflects that. My characters are comfortable with themselves. The film is a portrait of where I am now."

Love is Strange was one of my favorite films in Competition at Deauville this year. It is the story of what happens to a gay married couple when one of the couple loses his job as a teacher in a Catholic high school, and the two have to move out of their New York City apartment (now unaffordable), t...

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