Two kids with different origins who live in the same Brooklyn building become friends and wander around town together.
A fable with two involuntary protagonists, Jake and Tony, two kids of about 13 years of age who, while discovering their multiple things in common, must witness the confrontation between their respective parents. The dispute covers economic aspects, but also generational; opposing ways of understanding friendship and fidelity. Of course, as usual in Ira Sachs’ cinema, the conflict also affects the adjustment of immigrants (in this case, Chilean Paulina García), but Little Men is more of a film about characters than themes; a film that, therefore, wants to understand its characters, and wants them, especially the younger ones and without false demagogies, to understand each other. Its very ending constitutes a twist on the concept of the traditional happy ending. JP
D: Ira Sachs G: Mauricio Zacharias, I. Sachs F: Óscar Durán E: Mollie Goldstein, Affonso Gonçalves DA: Alexandra Schaller S: Damian Volpe M: Dickon Hinchliffe P: Lucas Joaquin, I. Sachs, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Jim Lande, L. A. Teodosio PE: Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen CP: Faliro House Productions, Parts & Labor Films, RT Features, Race Point Films, Raptor Films, Water’s End Productions I: G. Kinnear, J. Ehle, P. Garcia, T. Taplitz, M. Barbieri
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He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1965. He studied literature and film theory at the University of Yale and moved to New York after graduating. He directed several films, including The Delta (1997), Forty Shades of Blue (2004; Bafici ‘12), and Keep the Lights On (2012).