Keep The Lights On: Ira Sachs In Conversation

To celebrate the forthcoming release of the most successful gay film of 2012, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, on DVD and Blu-ray, Peccadillo can reveal their exclusive interview with director and co-writer, Ira Sachs, which took place last year during the BFI London Film Festival.

During the interview, Ira spoke about the casting process; how he found Zachary Booth and Thure Lindhardt as well as talking in detail about how he wrote the film and the intimate process of bringing to these true life events to the big screen.

If you didn’t manage to catch KEEP THE LIGHTS ON in the cinema last year, check below for a brief synopsis of the film:

It’s 1997 and filmmaker Erik Rothman (Lindhardt) meets closeted lawyer Paul Lucy (Booth), through an anonymous phone sex line.

What starts as casual sex becomes a more permanent relationship as they start to build a life together, whilst each continues to privately battle their own compulsions and addictions. Their greatest challenge is down to Paul’s increasing drug use, which threatens to pull them apart and over the years destroy the relationship.

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.

Ira Sachs, director of 40 SHADES OF BLUE and MARRIED LIFE returns with his Teddy Award winning gay drama set in New York City, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON. Starring Danish actor, Thure Lindhardt (Angels & Demons, Into The Wild) and Zachary Booth (Dark Horse, Damages) and featuring stunning music from the late Arthur Russell.

Check below for the exclusive interview and learn about the making of the film.