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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.


Passing

UNITED KINGDOM UNITED STATES || Drama || 2021 || 99′


Release Date (U.S.A.)November 10, 2021
Rating ► [PG-13] Thematic material, some racial slurs and smoking.


Distributor ► Netflix


Directed by
Rebecca Hall

Cast
Tessa Thompson; Ruth Negga; André Holland; Bill Camp; Gbenga Akinnagbe; Antoinette Crowe-Legacy; Alexander Skarsgård; Justus Davis Graham; Ethan Barrett; Ashley Ware Jenkins.

Written by
Rebecca Hall
Based on the novel by Nella Larsen

Cinematography by
Eduard Grau

Music by
Devonté Hynes


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