64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
In Ira Sachs’s films, just as in real life, love is strange and love triangles are equilateral. Tomas is a self-centered, talented director who, at the wrap party for his new film, chooses to let his low-key husband go home alone, opting to spend the night with another woman instead. Thus begins the emotional and sexual tangle of the film involving Frank Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, and Adele Exarchopoulos, which is a delight to watch but likely quite challenging to experience. Sachs captures the complexity of relationships with his familiar disarmingly honest approach, recognizing the turbulent nature of desire and examining the characters’ most vulnerable yet toxic sides. If you're expecting a well-rounded romantic story, feel free to pass, but if you're not afraid of love even if it hurts, bleeds, and leaves scars, this may well be the movie of your life.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ira Sachs
Script: Mauricio Zacharias, Ira Sachs
Cinematography: Josée Deshaies
Editing: Sophie Reine
Sound: Thomas Gastinel, Anne Gibourg
Music: Elise Luguern, Josette Music Club, Lucile Egal, Lola Ryckelinck
Actors: Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, Adèle Exarchopoulos
Production: SBS Productions
Producers: Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt
Costumes: Khadija Zeggaï
Production Design: Pascale Consigny
Make Up: Natali Tabareau Vieuille
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 91'
Contact: SBS Distribution
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award (Best Film) – Atlántida Film Fest 2023

Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs was born in 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. His feature films include Passages, Frankie (Cannes Competition, 2019), 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, honoring a group of NYC artists who died of AIDS, has been included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and the MoMA. 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 the visual arts.


2005 Forty Shades of Blue
2007 Married Life
2012 Keep the Lights On
2014 Love Is Strange
2016 Little Men
2023 Passages