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Passages (2023)

Opens on August 18

Director: Ira Sachs Run Time: 91 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ben Whishaw, Erwan Kepoa Falé, Franz Rogowski, Radostina Rogliano

Country: France
Language: English, French with English subtitles

About the film:

Official Selection, 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection, 2023 Berlin Film Festival

Tomas and Martin are a gay couple living in Paris whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas impulsively begins a passionate affair with young schoolteacher Agathe. But when Martin begins an affair of his own, Tomas must confront life decisions he may be unprepared—or unwilling—to deal with.

“A wise and unusually wounding work from a beloved indie auteur”

—Jon Frosch, Hollywood Reporter

The film went on to receive four nominations for the 2024 Independent Spirit Awards – Best Feature, Best Director, Best Lead Performance (Franz Rogowski), and Best Supporting Performance (Ben Whishaw).

About the filmmaker:

Ira Sachs is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. Known for relationship dramas that expand and reexamine queer cinema, his work has screened at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, Rotterdam, and LA Outfest, among many others. His short film, Last Address (2010), honoring a group of NYC artists who died of AIDS, has been included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum and MoMA. A 2013 Guggenheim fellow, Sachs is the founding director of Queer|Art, created in 2009 to support LGBTQ+ artists in film, performance, literature, and visual arts.

His feature films include his Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize winner Forty Shades of Blue (2005), his semi-autobiographical Teddy Award winner Keep the Lights On (2012), and his Palme d’Or nominee Frankie (2019), along with The Delta (1997), Love Is Strange (2004), Married Life (2007), Little Men (2016), and Passages (2023).

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