Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García
There are few contemporary directors able to portray the strata, interpersonal relationships and family as Ira Sachs. The veteran filmmaker Memphis’ That leaves itself, not part of their subtexto- the LGBT theme with which we delivered the remarkable Keep the lights on (2012) and Love Is Strange (2015) to focus on a relationship of friendship fleeting, the two guys who live by avatars in a Brooklyn building. It is the story of Jake (a colossal Theo Taplitz), a bright, introverted and lonely teenager who spends his spare no school studying or drawing, and Toni (Michael Barbieri), a Chilean of the same age playing football in high school.
They meet after the death of the grandfather of the first, which in turn held a love affair with Eleanor, mother (Paulina García) of the second. A tangle that will have a more determining factor: Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle). Marriage, drowned by debt, will keep the property of the deceased and claim ownership of the tailor who runs mother said Toni. A starting point of fairly conventional in the hands of Sachs, however, becomes not only a portrait of sensible and realistic childhood; also a true representation of how the passage of time and maturity corrupt communication codes, represented by adult roles. In spite of that from its inception Little Men all avails stylemes American independent film with piano resonance Hinchlie Dickon, it is cleared quickly and very subtly.
Especially thanks to the non – verbal language of some children who live carefree to grow, far from the alienation of adulthood in which their parents are locked. Sachs opens a recognizable vain, based on simplicity and ordinariness. His characters get naked with authenticity before our eyes. Only they need to play for a living. Sachs corresponds to his two young actors with the heart of the film. A superb performances full of honesty that offer a lucid look of the New America. Overall, the gentrified.