The film stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who finally marry after 39 years together. One of them loses his job at a Catholic school, and their ensuing struggles place a new strain on their relationship. (
"You could call 'Love Is Strange' a coming-of-age movie," Sachs wrote in a series of captions for this gallery of first-look images from the film. Describing Lithgow's performance in the film, Sachs wrote, "When John and I first met to talk about the film, he told me that the last time he had felt as close to a character was when he played the transsexual Roberta Muldoon in 'The World According to Garp.' There's an elegance and warmth, to his performance as 'Ben' which is so much like John himself."
Regarding Molina, Sachs said, "Alfred is the kind of actor you consider writing extra scenes for, so you can have him around on the set more often. He loves the work, and he loves the people, and he has a wit laced with deep kindness that makes everyone fall in love with him. He also never has an inauthentic moment on screen, so working with him as a director is a very luxurious experience."
Sachs' "Keep the Lights On" was nominated for four
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