Passages18

Directed by Ira Sachs | France/Germany | 2023 | 1h 32m | Starring Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Erwan Kepoa Falé, Arcadi Radeff

Tomas and Martin, a gay couple living in Paris, find their marriage in turmoil when Tomas spontaneously embarks on a passionate affair with a young woman. As the dynamics shift, Martin also enters into an extramarital liaison, rekindling his partner’s focus while uncovering Tomas’ jealous side. Enriched by Franz Rogowski’s remarkable central performance, Ira Sachs’s (Little Men) exploration of an uneasy love triangle is both edgy and sensual, yet humorous and playful.

Reviews

‘As often in his [Ira Sachs] films, bourgeois comfort is a façade; resentment’s a cauldron; and the practical setup of people’s lives is in danger of gazumping their destinies.’
★★★★
Tim Robey, The Telegraph

‘Rogowski’s combustible presence supercharges the proceedings and, in all, it’s one of Sachs’ most fully-realised and psychologically perceptive works.’
★★★★
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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Today (Saturday 18th May)

15:00

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17:30

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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20:30

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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