Passages (Ira Sachs)

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After completing his latest project, filmmaker Tomas impulsively begins a heated love affair with a young schoolteacher, Agathe. For Tomas, the novelty of being with a woman is an exciting experience that he is eager to explore despite his marriage to Martin. But when Martin begins his own affair, the mercurial Tomas refocuses his attentions on his husband. Set in contemporary Paris, PASSAGES charts an escalating battle of desire between three people, where want is a constant and happiness is just out of reach. Exquisitely shot and featuring honest, emotionally nuanced performances, Sachs has created a breathtakingly intimate and insightful drama exploring the complexities, contradictions, and cruelties of love and longing.

Directed by Ira Sachs
Written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
In theaters August 4, 2023

Quote from: Elena Lazic"With Passages, the American filmmaker may appear to return to the more realistic and low-key dramas that he is best known for. But while this later film stands in clear continuity with the others, it also feels distinct from them. If Frankie and earlier works brought to mind the cinema of √Čric Rohmer, then Passages recalls that of Maurice Pialat, with its more fluid but also more sardonic realism. It's a style that fits like a glove with Sachs' emotional intelligence, his eye for dramatic tension in everyday life and his sense of humour."


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