|Born||November 21, 1965|
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
|Known for||The Delta , Forty Shades of Blue , Married Life , Keep the Lights On|
Ira Sachs (born November 21, 1965) is an American filmmaker. His first film was the short Lady (1993).
Sachs was born in Memphis, Tennessee. His films include The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2005), Married Life (2007), Keep the Lights On (2012), and Love Is Strange (2014).His newest film, Little Men , premiered at Sundance in 2016.
Sachs is Jewish and openly gay.He described Keep the Lights On as semi-autobiographical film. In January 2012, Sachs married artist Boris Torres in New York city, a few days before their twins were born. Sachs and Torres co-parent the children with documentary cinematographer and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, who bore them.
He appeared in the German documentary Wie ich lernte die Zahlen zu lieben/How I Learned to Love the Numbers (2014) by Oliver Sechting and Max Taubert.
As a Director
|2005||Forty Shades of Blue|
|2012||Keep the Lights On|
|2014||Love Is Strange|
|1997||Sundance Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize||The Delta||Nominated|
|1997||Rotterdam International Film Festival||Outstanding Emerging Talent||Nominated|
|1997||Gotham Awards||Open Palm Award||Nominated|
|2005||Sundance Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize||Forty Shades of Blue||Won|
|2005||Deauville Film Festival||Grand Special Prize||Nominated|
|2012||Sundance Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize||Keep the Lights On||Nominated|
|2012||Berlin International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Won|
|2012||Chicago International Film Festival||Best Feature||Nominated|
|2012||Cahiers du cinéma||Best Film||10th Place|
|2013||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Feature||Nominated|
|2014||Cahiers du cinéma||Best Film||Love Is Strange||8th Place|
|2014||Deauville Film Festival||Grand Special Prize||Nominated|
|2014||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Feature||Nominated|
|2014||Gotham Awards||Best Feature||Nominated|
|2014||Satellite Award||Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|
|2016||Berlin International Film Festival||Best Feature Film||Little Men||Nominated|
|2016||Deauville Film Festival||Grand Special Prize||Won|
|2016||Edinburgh International Film Festival||Audience Award||Nominated|
|2017||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Screenplay||Nominated|
|2019||Cannes Film Festival||Palme d'Or||Frankie||Nominated|
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