Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Love Is Strange at the Sundance Film Festival.

According to, Sony purchased all North American, German and Scandinavian rights to Love is Strange after its world premiere Saturday at the Utah festival.

In the film directed by Ira Sachs, Ben (played by John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) marry in Manhattan after 39 years together. The nuptials cause Ben to lose his job as a longtime choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Friends and family come together to help the couple get back on their feet.

The film's Sundance premiere has been well received by critics and audiences alike.

Love is Strange emerges as a total triumph for Sachs and his co-leads, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, who, despite lengthy filmographies, turn in career-topping work,” Time Out reviewer Joshua Rothkopf said in awarding the film five stars.

Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Darren Burrows and Charlie Tahan also appear in the film.