The Lovers

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 98 MINUTES

THE LOVERS

Comedy
Many years into their dispassionate marriage, a long-married couple — both seriously involved with other people — has settled into an independent yet friendly arrangement. But pressure is mounting from their respective partners to fully commit, so Mary (a luminous Debra Winger) and Michael (Broadway legend Tracy Letts) amicably resolve to call it quits.

To their surprise, their decision to separate reignites a dormant spark, which leads to an impulsive and passionate affair. Their newfound affection forces them to navigate the uncharted terrain and hilarious complications that come with "cheating" on their respective lovers. Things become even more complicated when their son arrives home for a visit with his new girlfriend.

In The Lovers, writer-director Azazel Jacobs (Terri) mixes an almost farcical sense of humor with emotional honesty. The result is a refreshingly authentic take on modern marriage.

—Shayna Weingast

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Azazel Jacobs

Writer/director Azazel Jacobs grew up in Tribeca and received his Bachelor’s degree in film from SUNY. Jacobs most recently directed two seasons of the acclaimed SKY/HBO show, Doll & Em. Before this, he directed the Spirit/Gotham nominated film Terri and the critically lauded film Momma’s Man.
Director
Azazel Jacobs
Screenwriter
Azazel Jacobs
Cinematographer
Tobias Datum
Editor
Darrin Navarro
Composer
Mandy Hoffman
Producer
Azazel Jacobs, Ben LeClair, Chris Stinson
Cast
Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula

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