The Pass
The Pass

What's the value of inspiring love and devotion for legions of fans if it prevents you from being with the one you love? Fresh from opening queer film festivals in London and New York, Russell Tovey shines (and bares nearly all!) as Jason in this British drama about football, love and the need to win at all costs.

The film explores the blurred boundary between hypermasculinity and homoerotic tension, where two soccer players' lives diverge after a fateful kiss in a hotel room one night. We then visit Jason over two very different nights across a ten-year period, where we witness the destructive consequences of his decisions. Beyond being just a film about staying in the closet, this character study exposes racial, religious and class tensions.

John Donnelly has adapted his successful London stage show for the screen with Tovey reprising the lead role. This powerful film packs an unexpected punch in this exploration of the true meaning of success. The Pass is sure to captivate your hearts, bodies and mind.

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"A blistering performance from Russell Tovey as a cunning premier-league player." – Screen Daily

"It's like the bristling, in-your-face brother of Andrew Haigh's softly contemplative Weekend." – Screen Daily

"A sharp and richly emotional drama about a closeted Premier League footballer that's centred around a knockout performance from Russell Tovey." – The Skinny

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Classification: Over 15
Runtime: 86 mins
Year: 2016
Director: Ben A Williams
Producer: Duncan Kenworthy
Country: UK
Language: English
Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinze Kene, Lisa McGrillis, and Nico Mirallegro
Company Credits: Production Company: Toledo Productions Ltd
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