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Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs

Highest Rated: 100% Film About a Father Who (2020)

Lowest Rated: 55% Married Life (2007)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1965

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Critically acclaimed writer-director Ira Sachs became one of the leading figures in gay cinema during the late-1990s and early 2000s with such intimate personal dramas as "Forty Shades of Blue" (2006), "Married Life" (2007) and "Keep the Lights On" (2012). Born Nov. 21, 1965 in Memphis, TN, Sachs moved to New York City after graduating from Yale University with a degree in literature and film theory. Spurred to make films after absorbing the vibrant and thriving cinema scene in Paris, he made his directorial debut with "Lady" (1993), a short about gender-bending performer Dominique Dibbell. His first feature, "The Delta" (1996), concerned a teenager's journey of self-discovery as he explored the gay lifestyle. Filmed in Sachs' hometown, the film received two Producer's Award nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards as well as the Outstanding Emerging Talent from the 1997 Outfest film festival. After receiving a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1999, his next feature, 2006's "Forty Shades of Blue," concerned a young Russian woman (Dina Korzun) as she struggled to balance her relationship with a much older, hell-raising music producer (Rip Torn) and her own needs and desires. The critically acclaimed picture, which was inspired in part by Sachs' own father, captured the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, while also netting an Indie Spirit nomination for Korzun.

Highest rated movies

100% Film About a Father Who

Photos

LOVE IS STRANGE, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014. ph: Jeong Park/©Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IS STRANGE, from left: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014./©Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IS STRANGE, from left: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014./©Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IS STRANGE, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014. ph: Jeong Park/©Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IS STRANGE, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014. ph: Jeong Park/©Sony Pictures Classics LOVE IS STRANGE, from left: Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014. ph: Clay Enos/©Sony Pictures Classics MARRIED LIFE, Patricia Clarkson, director Ira Sachs, Chris Cooper, on set, 2007. ©MGM MARRIED LIFE, Rachel McAdams, Chris Cooper, director Ira Sachs, Pierce Brosnan, on set, 2007. ©MGM MARRIED LIFE, Pierce Brosnan, director Ira Sachs, Rachel McAdams, on set, 2007. ©MGM LOVE IS STRANGE, director Ira Sachs, on set, 2014. ph: Jeong Park/©Sony Pictures Classics

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 69% Passages Director,
Screenwriter
$535.9K 2023
100% No Score Yet Film About a Father Who Unknown (Character),
Cinematographer
- 2020
57% 31% Frankie Director,
Screenwriter
$171.5K 2019
97% 63% Little Men Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$702.2K 2016
93% 66% Love Is Strange Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$2.3M 2014
90% 62% Keep the Lights On Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$243.5K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Address Director - 2010
55% 36% Married Life Director,
Writer,
Producer
$1.5M 2007
61% 43% Forty Shades of Blue Director,
Writer,
Producer
$75.2K 2005
75% No Score Yet Underground Zero Director - 2002
63% 37% The Delta Director,
Writer
$107.7K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vaudeville Director,
Screenwriter
- 1992