Rebecca Hall makes her directorial debut with an intimate drama of racial identity starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. Watch the trailer for Passing, streaming now on Netflix ...
Receiving much love at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, and 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 (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 in a riveting examination of obsession, repression and the lies people tell themselves and others to protect their carefully constructed realities.
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