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Passing (2021)

Releasing at October 27, 2021 in theaters and November 10, 2021 on Netflix


Passing is drama film directed by Rebecca Hall, and written by Nella Larsen & Rebecca Hall. The film stars Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy. The film primiered at January 30, 2021 on Sundance Film Festival.

Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, PASSING tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late 1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself to Irene’s husband (André Holland) and family, and soon her larger social circle as well. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare, and PASSING becomes a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities.

Director: Rebecca Hall

Writers: Nella Larsen (novel), Rebecca Hall

Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, André Holland, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy


Tessa ThompsonIrene
Ruth NeggaClare
André HollandBrian
Alexander SkarsgårdJohn
Bill CampHugh
Gbenga AkinnagbeDave
Antoinette Crowe-LegacyFelise
Ashley Ware JenkinsZulena
Justus Davis GrahamTed
Ethan BarrettJunior
Stu S. BeckerCabbie
Tom WhiteAttendant

( Cast details on imdb )

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