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Ira Sachs to Give Us “The Silent Treatment”

New York based filmmaker Ira Sachs is giving his fans The Silent Treatment. No the filmmaker isn’t pulling a Malick-like disappearing act, but instead, it appears he’ll begin setting up shop for his seventh feature film. After back to back critically acclaimed films in Keep the Lights On and Love is Strange, Sachs dropped the news that financing is in place and production will begin in June. Look for the trades to provide us with casting snip-its over the next couple of months.

Gist: This will be set in New York. It’ll likely be a drama.

Worth Noting: 2007’s Married Life was based on John Bingham’s novel Five Roundabouts to Heaven.

Do We Care?: We’ve been fans of his work dating back to The Delta and Forty Shades of Blue, and we found plenty to like in the shifting dynamics of a quartet in Married Life, but he has truly staked his claim in the indie world with his last pair. We found that the love story in Keep the Lights On to be quite compelling – “a refreshing and honest depiction rarely seen in cinema,” and found his 2014 entry to be his “most heartfelt and warmly observed film thus far.” Mark your calendars for 2016.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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