“There’s no melodrama here, just a moving and totally engrossing story of two men in love,” is how our man on the ground at Sundance described “Keep The Lights On.” And for the rest of us who have yet to catch up with the movie, those words seem to be spot on when viewing the trailer for the upcoming film.
Co-written and directed by Ira Sachs (“Forty Shades of Blue“), and starring Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth, the film tells the story of two men who fall in love, only to have their relationship complicated when one of them becomes hooked on drugs. It looks like some tremendously moving, strongly acted stuff, that seems like it was pretty handsomely shot as well. The film was up for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, won the Teddy Award in Berlin and played Tribeca earlier this year, so it’s got some cred to back it up. And hopefully it will deliver on that promise.
“Keep the Lights On” opens on September 7th. Watch the trailer below.