Conclusion: Keep the Lights On is often quite compelling, but for me personally anyway it never quite connected the way I was hoping it would. There's a certain distance from both of these characters that seems inherent in them both, perhaps due to the fact that they're not always being (to use a bit of Oprah-speak) "authentic".
Excerpt: The protagonist of Ira Sachs’ Keep The Lights On , a slouching, congenitally morose filmmaker played by Danish actor Thure Lindhardt, has poured years of his life into a documentary on a little-known photographer named Avery Willard, whose work, Lindhardt believes, constitutes “a visual anthropology of gay life in New York.
Excerpt: #GIFF13 - "Keep The Lights On" dyker ner i New Yorks gaysamhälle kring millennieskiftet, och mer specifikt två killars långa men aldrig problemfria förhållande till varandra. Som ett bögarnas svar på "Amour" belyser den kärlekens baksidor och vågar visa smärtan.