The drama movie, Passing will drop on Netflix globally this coming November 10, 2021. Rebecca Hall is the writer, director, and producer of this drama flick. She made her directorial debut with this movie and adapted Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel for the same. Eduard Grau is responsible for the film’s cinematography, while the music is by Devonte Hynes.
Passing is a black-and-white film, and the title alludes to the lighter skin tone of African-Americans, which enables them to pass themselves off as white. The practice in a socio-cultural context is referred to as passing. The movie takes an in-depth take on identity, race, and friendship. Passing will be dropping on streaming giant Netflix soon, so catch up with the following insights before it releases.
When will Passing Stream on Netflix?
The monochrome period drama will drop on Netflix on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. It is heading to this platform after making an early release on January 30, 2021, at Sundance Film Festival. It also received a limited theatrical release in the US on October 27, 2021. Netflix has now acquired distribution rights to make it available to viewers globally. Passing is going to make its streamer debut in the UK at 8 am GMT. The movie has a running time of 98 minutes.
Who is in the Cast of Passing?
Tessa Thompson, who is known for her iconic role in Thor: Ragnarok, stars as Irene Redfield, a woman of mixed race. Ruth Negga as Clare Bellew, to her opposite stars, who identifies herself as white in ‘passing.’ As her husband, John Bellew, Alexander Skarsgard plays the role. André Holland plays Irene’s husband. He is seen in the role of Brian Redfield. The other prominent roles in the movie include Hugh Wentworth by Bill Camp, Dave Freedland by GbengaAkinnagbe. Ashley Ware Jenkins and Felise play zu by Antoinette Crowe-Legacy.
The Plot of Passing Without Spoilers
The black-and-white period drama, Passing navigates through the complex relationship of two estranged friends in New York City in the 1920s. Clare and Irene were very close friends during their schooling years. However, both of these mixed-race women become involved in varying cultural societies, hence leading different lives. Irene marries Brian, a doctor of middle-class.
Clare’ passes’ herself off as white and marries John Bellew, who is very well-off and is quite prejudiced. The reconnection between the two friends brings tension in the lingering secret of Clare’s racial identity.
Should You Watch Passing?
The British actress Rebecca Hall makes her phenomenal directorial debut with a thought-provoking and pertinent movie, Passing. The mixed-race heritage of her mother essentially pulled her towards Nella Larsen’s novel Passing. In an interview, she remarks that her entire life was in-between known and unknown, something which they sometimes talk or not talk about. ‘Passing’ does not really have any language.
But with the novel by Larsen built a socio-cultural and historical context for her to understand her family’s roots. Hence, it puts various things into perspective for the viewers. It gives insights into the 1920s segregation era in New York. The movie is absolutely a phenomenal watch revolving around the story of two Black women who ‘pass’ themselves as white.
It peels off various layers, exploring deep-rooted contexts of gender and racial identity, repression, and colorism. As the movie is heading to the streaming giant, you should definitely watch this movie. You can watch Passing on Netflix from November 10, 2021.