With Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange …
After my most recent film-based podcast with Sarah Snook to discuss her role in the mind-bending sci-fi thriller Predestination (which you can still listen to here), this time I’m back with Ira Sachs, director, producer and co-writer of the wonderfully touching new film, Love Is Strange.
Co-written with Mauricio Zacharias, Love Is Strange tells the story of loving couple Ben & George. After getting married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing the two men to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing – a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
Ira and I discuss the nature of love, making something timeless that is still very much of its time, how teaching has impacted upon his own personal creativity, and what conclusions viewers can draw from the film. Ira makes for a wonderful interview, and I only wish we’d had more time!
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Love Is Strange is out at Curzon Soho now – and nationwide from February 13, 2015.
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