Passing, The. Collides with Supernatural and Psychological Tone
Passing, The. Film Details
Director: Gareth Bryn
Writer: Ed Talfan
Release Date: June 13th, 2017
Release Format: VOD
Running Time:1h 29min
When two young lovers crash their car into a ravine in the remote mountains of Wales, they are plunged into a lost world. Dragged from the river by a mysterious figure, they are taken to a ramshackle farm, a place untouched by time. As events unfold we learn the explosive truth about the young couple’s past. More unsettling still, we discover the ghostly truth about Stanley, and the tragedy of the valley he once called home.
Besides winning three 2016 BAFTA Cymru awards (Best Actor: Mark Lewis Jones, Best Writer: Ed Talfan and Best Production Design: Tim Dickel), the film also won the Univercine Jury Award in the Nantes British Film Festival. Also, The Passing was nominated for Best Debut Screenplay in the British Independent Film Awards 2016. The release will go worldwide, across multiple digital and VOD platforms, this Tuesday, June 13.
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From Global Digital Releasing comes a new film The Passing is about a troubled young couple who crash their car near an old farmhouse. The vehicle gets recovered by Stanley, a stranger that lives at the farmhouse. My first impression is how haunting and beautiful the cinematography is. The film takes place in Wales which has a gloom forecast and bright clouds.Lighting is natural and the essence of horror is present. The inside of the house is decorated yet still holds time and history, making me curious to know what secrets are harboring there. Camera movement is subtle yet engaging. We know the ghost of a particular young boy is present.
There is high tension by the young couple which was well portrayed on screen. Even if they were in the same room the distance between them was evident. I’m curious to know their history. What have they been though? Why is there such distance between them now they are recovering from a car accident on this ramshackle farm? Who is this child ghost?