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Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix



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 (Academy Award nominee 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.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8893974/
Festival reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/passing_2021

In select theatres October 27, 2021, streaming on Netflix on November 10.

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Re: Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix

I saw an early screening of this last night. It was very well done for a first-time director.
The black and white photography was nice. I like how the white popped more in the beginning but turned darker over the course of the film.

Thompson and Negga were great.
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Re: Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix

Just found out after looking up to see if the director was the film actress Rebecca Hall, that I’ve been mixing up and confusing Rebecca Hall and Rebecca Ferguson for awhile now.

This looks pretty good.
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Re: Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix

Just got the book, will try to read before it hits the 'flix.
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Re: Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix

This is out on Netflix. Very high critic and audience scores on RT.

Im not a fan of 4:3 at all, but will check this out.
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Re: Passing (2021: D: Rebecca Hall) S: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga - Netflix

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper

Im not a fan of 4:3 at all, but will check this out.
I didn’t have a problem with it here. I don’t really see an issue with it if it is trying to emulate the period in which it takes place.

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