Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Ira Sachs Sells the Distribution Rights for “Love Is Strange” to Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance

Sony has bought the distribution rights  for North America, Germany as well as  for  Scandinavia for Sachs’ movie.

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Ira Sachs  latest filmLove is Strange”  which made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, has not only earned plaudits  from critics and audiences alike, but has also been snapped up by  Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in  North America, Germany as well as  throughout  Scandinavia.

Starring  veteran actors Alfred Molina  and John Lithgow  “Love Is Strange, ” describes the life of a  couple in a long term relationship who are evicted from their New York home shortly after getting married, and how they cope with the situation. While trying to find a new place to live together, the couple has to come with the discomfort of living their lives apart,  which places serious strains on their relationship.

Appearing with Molina and Lithgow in “Love Is Strange” are Oscar winner Marisa Tomei as well as Darren Burrows, Charlie Tahan and Cheyenne Jackson.

Announcing the distribution arrangement, a spokesperson for Sony Pictures expressed the company’s  satisfaction of working with Ira Sachs, who they described as one of the film industry’s most acute observers of humanity in modern times, who  has made his most accomplished films featuring two of the greatest actors in the English speaking world at the peak of their form. “ It is a privilege to collaborate with them on releasing ‘Love Is Strange, ’” summed up the Sony spokesperson.

Sony and Sachs have a working relationship going back to 2007, when Sony Pictures Classics released Sachs’ “Married Life”.

The screenplay  for “Love Is Strange” was written by  Sachs in tandem with  Mauricio Zacharias, and produced by Sachs working with  Lucas Joaquin, Lars Knudsen,  Jay Van Hoy and Jayne Baron Sherman.

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Ira Sachs is a graduate of  Yale University with a BA in Literature and Film Theory. Sachs films, aimed towards the gay community, as well as having been screened at  Sundance also have featured at the Berlin, Toronto, New York, Rotterdam, and London Film Festivals.

Ira was a recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1999, and has been an Adjunct Professor in the MFA Program at the Columbia University School of Film as well as  a creative advisor for the Sundance Director’s Lab.

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