DIRECTOR: AZAZEL JACOBS
CAST: DEBRA WINGER, TRACY LETTS, JESSICA SULA, AIDAN GILLEN
Azazel Jacobs and Debra Winger in person
Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers is about an affair–an affair that heats up, unforeseen, between a disenchanted, dreaming-of-divorce couple who are each already having complicated, adulterous affairs with other people. Starring Debra Winger in her most complex role in recent years and Tracy Letts in a breakout performance, as the wife and husband two-timing on the lovers they are two-timing with, the film hones in on the comedic and often heart-wrenching ways that human beings express their need to be loved. The latest from Jacobs “drops ordinary present-day suburbanites into the stylized plot of a 1930s comedy of remarriage,” (Vogue) and continues to confirm his place at the forefront of American cinema.
An A24 release