Powerful, compelling and grown up, Sachs’ film tracks the lives of two New Yorkers as they battle to make their relationship work in a world of temptation and addiction. It’s not always easy watching as, over a decade, sex addicted filmmaker Erik and cokehead literary lawyer Paul negotiate a very contemporary landscape of brutal truth, onion layers, deep love, refreshing honesty and more than a little careless whispering. The style is naked and the cinematography is poetry in motion – Erik and Paul’s awkward tango happens against a backdrop of a very appealing New York, beautiful, hip, somehow familiar but never overly self-conscious. As an example of resurgent, no-holds barred New Queer Cinema, it’s first-rate, proof that there’s more to gay celluloid than the ubiquitous coming out story and a beautiful bimboy. Fully deserving of its Teddy at Berlin and nomination at Sundance.
Berlinale FF 2012 2012 – Teddy Award for Best Feature Film
- Julianne Nicholson
- Thure Lindhardt
- Zachary Booth