Keep The Lights On

Keep The Lights On


Keep The Lights On review

Film description

A fearless exploration of drug abuse in the 1990s, Keep The Lights On is as unflinching a drama as you’d expect from director Ira Sachs.

The Forty Shades Of Blue filmmaker helms the story of Erik (Thure Lindhardt), a Danish moviemaker working in New York City.

He soon falls for lawyer Paul (Zachary Booth), but the pair’s relationship is blighted by Paul’s drug and sexual addictions.

After premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Keep The Lights On went on to win the Teddy Award for Best Feature at the Berlin Film Festival.

It’s a punishing drama that features some fantastic performances, not least from Booth and Lindhardt as the struggling lovers.

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
November 2nd 2012
UK Blu-ray release
January 28th 2013

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