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Ira Sachs is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 21 november 1965 at Memphis (USA)

Ira Sachs

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Nationality USA
Birth 21 november 1965 (57 years) at Memphis (USA)

Ira Sachs (born November 21, 1965) is an American filmmaker. His first film was the acclaimed short Lady (1993).

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, his films have included the Sundance Film Festival selection The Delta (1997), the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winning Forty Shades of Blue (2005) and Married Life (2007), starring Chris Cooper and Pierce Brosnan. His most recent film, Keep the Lights On, debuted at Sundance in 2012.

Sachs is Jewish and openly gay.

Biography

Ses films comprennent The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Married Life (2007), Keep the Lights On (2012) et Love Is Strange (2014). Son plus récent film, Little Men (Brooklyn Village en français), a été créé a Sundance en 2016.
Ira Sachs revendique son homosexualité.
Sa relation avec l'agent littéraire Bill Clegg a fait l'objet d'un livre intitulé Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man publié en 2010. Il a inspiré le film partiellement autobiographique d'Ira Sachs sorti en 2012 Keep the Lights On avec Thure Lindhardt (Erik) et Zachary Booth (Paul) dans les deux rôles principaux. En août 2019, sort en France, après un passage en compétition au Festival de Cannes, Frankie, un film produit par Saïd Ben Saïd, avec Isabelle Huppert, qui se situe au Portugal. L'idée de ce dernier lui serait venu il y a une vingtaine d'années quand il a découvert Kanchenjungha du cinéaste indien Satyajit Ray.

Usually with

Jawal Nga
Jawal Nga
(3 films)
Paprika Steen
Paprika Steen
(2 films)
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ira Sachs (7 films)

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Director

Frankie
Frankie (2019)
, 1h38
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Rénier, Brendan Gleeson, Ariyon Bakare
Rating54% 2.7489452.7489452.7489452.7489452.748945
Une célèbre actrice française gravement malade, dénommée Frankie, décide de passer ses vacances à Sintra au Portugal avec ses proches...
Little Men
Little Men (2016)

Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, Clare Foley, Andy Karl
Rating66% 3.3476753.3476753.3476753.3476753.347675
Inséparables depuis leur récente rencontre, Jake et Tony se retrouvent au milieu du conflit qui oppose leurs parents. En effet, la mère de Tony refuse de payer un loyer plus élevé pour la boutique dont les parents de Jake ont hérité à la mort de son grand-père.
Love Is Strange, 1h34
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson
Rating66% 3.347023.347023.347023.347023.34702
Ben and George, a same-sex couple from Manhattan, get married after 39 years together. George is a Catholic school music teacher, and when word of the marriage reaches the archdiocese, he is fired. Without his salary, the couple can no longer afford their New York apartment and are forced to ask their friends and family for shelter, resulting in their separation. Ben stays in Brooklyn with his nephew Elliot, Elliot's novelist wife Kate, and their teenage son Joey, while George bunks with their (now former) neighbors, a younger same-sex couple of two party-loving cops, Roberto and Ted.
Keep the Lights On, 1h38
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen, Maria Dizzia
Rating63% 3.1972253.1972253.1972253.1972253.197225
In 1998, Erik (Thure Lindhardt), a Danish artist living in New York, meets Paul (Zachary Booth), a lawyer, through a phone sex hotline. Clearly attracted to each other, they share an intimate moment and have sex. Erik later visits a man named Russ (Sebastian La Cause) who seems more interested in showing off his muscles to Erik than having sex. Erik sees Paul again, and tells him about how he broke up with his ex-boyfriend Paolo, who was HIV-positive. Erik confides to his friend Claire (Julianne Nicholson) on how he is happier now with Paul than he was with Paolo. Meanwhile, Paul asks Erik to keep quiet about his drug use and gets Erik high. Paul, who was closeted before meeting Erik, sees his ex-girlfriend while visiting an art gallery with Erik, who tries to persuade Paul to introduce him to her. While away from the city, Erik calls his doctor for some test results and learns that he is HIV-negative. Later, Paul throws a surprise birthday party for Erik.
Married Life, 1h30
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, David Wenham, Timothy Webber
Rating61% 3.096993.096993.096993.096993.09699
Set in 1949, the film focuses on successful middle-aged businessman Harry Allen (Chris Cooper), who is having an affair with considerably younger war widow Kay Nesbitt (Rachel McAdams). Feeling rejuvenated by his emotional reawakening, he confides in his best friend Richard Langley (Pierce Brosnan) and encourages him to visit his mistress in order to alleviate her loneliness. Richard complies and immediately finds himself attracted to the young woman.
Forty Shades of Blue, 1h48
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren E. Burrows, Jenny O'Hara, Stuart Greer, Red West
Rating60% 3.047023.047023.047023.047023.04702
À Memphis, Tennessee, Alan et Laura forment un couple original, mais dont la passion semble pour le moins éteinte : producteur de légende, Alan est un des rares Blancs à avoir produit de la soul dans les années 1960. Beaucoup plus jeune et fraîchement débarquée de sa Russie natale, Laura passe l'essentiel de son temps à s'occuper de leur jeune fils, alors qu'Alan mène une vie très débridée.
The Delta
The Delta (1996)
, 1h25
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Rating54% 2.703632.703632.703632.703632.70363
The Delta tells the story of 18-year-old Lincoln Bloom (Shayne Gray), who, after leading a relatively straight teenage life, is slowly drawn into the LGBT world and discovers he is gay. After visiting various shady establishments (including gay bars, video arcades, etc.) and engaging in sexual acts with "men he didn't know," Lincoln meets Minh Nguyen (Thang Chan), a Vietnamese immigrant, and travels down river with him in a cabin cruiser. In a doomed relationship, the two bond with each other, Lincoln neglecting to tell his girlfriend and leading two parallel lives. At the end of the film, Minh and Lincoln take a boat out on the Mississippi River to set off fireworks and this is where the film dramatically concludes.

Scriptwriter

Frankie
Frankie (2019)
, 1h38
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Isabelle Huppert, Greg Kinnear, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Rénier, Brendan Gleeson, Ariyon Bakare
Roles Ecrivain
Rating54% 2.7489452.7489452.7489452.7489452.748945
Une célèbre actrice française gravement malade, dénommée Frankie, décide de passer ses vacances à Sintra au Portugal avec ses proches...
Little Men
Little Men (2016)

Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, Clare Foley, Andy Karl
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3476753.3476753.3476753.3476753.347675
Inséparables depuis leur récente rencontre, Jake et Tony se retrouvent au milieu du conflit qui oppose leurs parents. En effet, la mère de Tony refuse de payer un loyer plus élevé pour la boutique dont les parents de Jake ont hérité à la mort de son grand-père.
Love Is Strange, 1h34
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, Charlie Tahan, Cheyenne Jackson
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.347023.347023.347023.347023.34702
Ben and George, a same-sex couple from Manhattan, get married after 39 years together. George is a Catholic school music teacher, and when word of the marriage reaches the archdiocese, he is fired. Without his salary, the couple can no longer afford their New York apartment and are forced to ask their friends and family for shelter, resulting in their separation. Ben stays in Brooklyn with his nephew Elliot, Elliot's novelist wife Kate, and their teenage son Joey, while George bunks with their (now former) neighbors, a younger same-sex couple of two party-loving cops, Roberto and Ted.
Keep the Lights On, 1h38
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane, Paprika Steen, Maria Dizzia
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.1972253.1972253.1972253.1972253.197225
In 1998, Erik (Thure Lindhardt), a Danish artist living in New York, meets Paul (Zachary Booth), a lawyer, through a phone sex hotline. Clearly attracted to each other, they share an intimate moment and have sex. Erik later visits a man named Russ (Sebastian La Cause) who seems more interested in showing off his muscles to Erik than having sex. Erik sees Paul again, and tells him about how he broke up with his ex-boyfriend Paolo, who was HIV-positive. Erik confides to his friend Claire (Julianne Nicholson) on how he is happier now with Paul than he was with Paolo. Meanwhile, Paul asks Erik to keep quiet about his drug use and gets Erik high. Paul, who was closeted before meeting Erik, sees his ex-girlfriend while visiting an art gallery with Erik, who tries to persuade Paul to introduce him to her. While away from the city, Erik calls his doctor for some test results and learns that he is HIV-negative. Later, Paul throws a surprise birthday party for Erik.
Married Life, 1h30
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams, David Wenham, Timothy Webber
Rating61% 3.096993.096993.096993.096993.09699
Set in 1949, the film focuses on successful middle-aged businessman Harry Allen (Chris Cooper), who is having an affair with considerably younger war widow Kay Nesbitt (Rachel McAdams). Feeling rejuvenated by his emotional reawakening, he confides in his best friend Richard Langley (Pierce Brosnan) and encourages him to visit his mistress in order to alleviate her loneliness. Richard complies and immediately finds himself attracted to the young woman.
Forty Shades of Blue, 1h48
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Actors Rip Torn, Dina Korzun, Darren E. Burrows, Jenny O'Hara, Stuart Greer, Red West
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.047023.047023.047023.047023.04702
À Memphis, Tennessee, Alan et Laura forment un couple original, mais dont la passion semble pour le moins éteinte : producteur de légende, Alan est un des rares Blancs à avoir produit de la soul dans les années 1960. Beaucoup plus jeune et fraîchement débarquée de sa Russie natale, Laura passe l'essentiel de son temps à s'occuper de leur jeune fils, alors qu'Alan mène une vie très débridée.
The Delta
The Delta (1996)
, 1h25
Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.703632.703632.703632.703632.70363
The Delta tells the story of 18-year-old Lincoln Bloom (Shayne Gray), who, after leading a relatively straight teenage life, is slowly drawn into the LGBT world and discovers he is gay. After visiting various shady establishments (including gay bars, video arcades, etc.) and engaging in sexual acts with "men he didn't know," Lincoln meets Minh Nguyen (Thang Chan), a Vietnamese immigrant, and travels down river with him in a cabin cruiser. In a doomed relationship, the two bond with each other, Lincoln neglecting to tell his girlfriend and leading two parallel lives. At the end of the film, Minh and Lincoln take a boat out on the Mississippi River to set off fireworks and this is where the film dramatically concludes.

Producer

Little Men
Little Men (2016)

Directed by Ira Sachs
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, Clare Foley, Andy Karl
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.3476753.3476753.3476753.3476753.347675
Inséparables depuis leur récente rencontre, Jake et Tony se retrouvent au milieu du conflit qui oppose leurs parents. En effet, la mère de Tony refuse de payer un loyer plus élevé pour la boutique dont les parents de Jake ont hérité à la mort de son grand-père.