MUBI, the global film distributor, streaming service and production company, has announced that Ira Sachs’ critically-acclaimed, complex take on passion and lust Passages will open theatrically in the UK and Ireland on 1 September 2023.
Directed by Ira Sachs (Love is Strange, Little Men) and produced by Saïd Ben Saïd (Elle, Bacarau) and Michel Merkt (Toni Erdmann), Passages stars Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, Paddington, Women Talking), Franz Rogowski (Great Freedom, Transit, Victoria), and Palme d’Or-winner Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour, The Five Devils).
Passages received its World Premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Feature Film at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival.
After completing his latest project, filmmaker Tomas impulsively begins a heated love affair with a young school teacher, 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 attention on his husband.
Set in contemporary Paris, Passages charts an escalating battle of desire between three people, where want is 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.