The critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated THE PASS starring Russell Tovey (Looking, Being Human, The History Boys) and Arinzé Kene will be released on Digital Download April 3rd 2017 and DVD April 10th 2017. After opening the prestigious BFI Flare Festival, THE PASS continued on to feature as part of the BFI London Film Festival where it was screened in the debate section, achieving outstanding critical praise. The film opened in cinemas to further critical fanfare and went on to garner a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Arinzé Kene’s performance also won Best Supporting Actor at the Evening Standard British Film Awards and earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination from BIFA.
The first film directed by Ben A. Williams, The Pass, initially premiered on stage at the Royal Court Theatre and is adapted for the screen by its playwright, John Donnelly. Oscar-Nominated producer Duncan Kenworthy, known for some of Britain’s most loved films (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love Actually, The Eagle) produces The Pass.
THE PASS tells the story of three very different nights over 10 years in the life of a Premier League Footballer. Jason (Russell Tovey) is at the beginning of his career, and on the night before his first big international match, he and long-time friend and team-mate Ade (Arinze Kene) share a hotel room, trying to beat the inevitable pre-match tensions with locker-room banter and teenage high-jinks. Out of nowhere, Jason kisses Ade. The emotional repercussions of this pass, and the decisions that follow on and off the pitch have a major impact on every aspect of the public and private lives of both men across the next decade, in a sporting world where an image is everything.
The cast includes Hollyoaks heart-throb Nico Mirallegro and theatre and TV actress Lisa McGrillis. Tovey, McGrillis and Mirallegro all reprise the roles they originally performed on stage.
We will be reviewing The Pass once again to promote the movie’s home release, which is set for Digital Download on 3rd April, then on DVD 10th April. Read our cinema reviews Here and Here.Buy your copy of The Pass [DVD]