Keep The Lights On

★★★★ "a bruisingly honest and affecting movie" - The Times

Director: Ira Sachs

Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Stars: Thure Lindhart, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson

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It’s 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt) meets Paul Lucy (Zachary Booth), a handsome but closeted lawyer in the publishing field. What begins as a highly charged first encounter soon becomes something much more, and a relationship quickly develops. As the two men start building a home and life together, each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. A film about sex, friendship, intimacy and most of all, love, Keep the Lights On takes an honest  look at the nature of relationships in our times.


  • "the most lived-in film of 2012 and certainly counts towards the most moving"
    -The Guardian

  • "A compelling look at modern romance in New York"
    -Time Out

  • "Harrowing and illuminating"
    -The Mirror

  • "A tenderly observed portrait"
    -The Express

  • "A frank and intimate depiction of gay relationships"
    -The Metro
  • "one of the most provocative and engaging films of the year"

Cast: Thure Lindhart, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson
Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 101 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 | DTS 5.1
DVD Release Date: 28-01-2013
Blu-ray Release Date: 28-01-2013
VoD Release Date: 28-01-2013
Cinema Release Date: 02-11-2012
DVD Extras: The Making Of | Deleted Scenes | Audition Tapes | In Search of Avery Willard (Documentary by Cary Kehayan)
Bluray Extras: The Making Of | Deleted Scenes | Audition Tapes | In Search of Avery Willard (Documentary by Cary Kehayan)