Dir. Ira Sachs • 2012• USA • 101mins
Mon. 12th Nov / QFT / 6.40pm / £6.20/£5
It’s the film that everyone is talking about and definitely feels like part of an unexpected trilogy of incredibly honest and heartbreaking romantic gay classics; from Brokeback Mountain’s closet tale to Weekend’s blossoming romance… and now Keep the Lights On with its mature ups and downs study of long-term relationships. Following a ten year relationship between filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul, from the hot flush of love to the commitment of long-term love and the trials of overcoming personal compulsions and addictions, Keep the Lights On gets right to the core of hot sex, the crutch of drugs and ultimately a graceful sense of love and separation. With a gorgeous Arthur Russell soundtrack, this winner of the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy Award for Best Gay Film of the Year is one of our hot tips too and not to be missed.