Intelligently adapted by John Donnelly from his own acclaimed play, director Ben A Williams brings a subtle sense of the cinematic to this intimate and urgent chamber piece about two aspiring premier league footballers on the cusp of both greatness and sexual self-discovery. Reprising his role from the original Royal Court production, Russell Tovey is a sensation as a young man battling internalised desires and self-hatred, ably matched by dynamic performances from the rest of the impressive cast.
Is The Pass a winner? Find out in our December film podcast. Review starts at the 8.39 mark…
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Heartbreak
Through her explorations of love and heartbreak conducted during the course of her residency at HOME, artist Najia Bagi was gifted a Lego heart that had accidentally smashed at the close of a relationship. Heartbreak sees participants who responded to an open call reflect on the fragility of the heart and on the unique yet universal experiences of love and loss, through conversation and the medium of Lego.
Find more examples of Najia’s work at najiabagi.com