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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Rebecca Hall’s Passing

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Rebecca Hall’s Passing

One of the most anticipated directorial debuts for a 2021 unveiling comes via actress Rebecca Hall. Based on Nella Larsen’s first published in 1929, production on Passing began October 2019 in Los Angeles. Written by Hall, she enlisted Alexander Skarsgård, Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga and André Holland. Cinematographer Eduard Grau is also onboard.

Gist: A 1920s Harlem Renaissance story that explores the practice of racial passing, a term used for a person classified as a member of one racial group who seeks to be accepted by a different racial group.

Production Co./Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Rebecca Hall, Picture Films’ Margot Hand, Janet Tittiger, Forest Whitaker.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Prediction: WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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