Irish Film Institute -LOVE IS STRANGE


Director: IRA SACHS

94 minutes, U.S.A., 2014, Colour, D-Cinema

This film was released on Friday 13th February 2015 and is no longer screening.

Ben and George are a New York couple who have decided to get married after being together for over 20 years. They mark their union surrounded by devoted friends and family, but when there are unforeseen consequences to their nuptial celebrations, there is only scant, reluctant support from those who cheered them at their wedding.

These men may be too old and set in their ways to adapt to new circumstances, but that is exactly what they will have to do if they are going to spend the rest of their lives together. With notable performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as the couple confronted with an unexpected struggle, the latest film from Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue) is a funny, beautifully observed critique of faux liberal attitudes and a touching celebration of enduring love. (Notes by Michael Hayden)

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