Russell Tovey film The Pass set to appear at Birmingham film festival this month

Russell Tovey film The Pass set to appear at Birmingham film festival this month
Local, National News
Posted on 12 Oct 2016

Looking actor Russell Tovey reprises his stage role as a closeted footballer in a movie adaptation of critically-acclaimed play, ‘The Pass’ and the film is set to show in Birmingham as part of the Black Independent Film Festival later this month.


The movie adaptation of John Donnelly’s plays sees Tovey return to the role of Jason, which he first portrayed on stage back in 2014. Also returning are Hollyoaks actor Nico Mirallegro and actor Lisa McGrillis.

Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. This ‘pass’ echoes through the next ten years of both their lives – a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.


The Pass is set to show as a Special Presentation as part of the Black Independent Film Festival, at the Everyman Mailbox Cinema in Birmingham on Wednesday 26 October. The film has been a global hit on the festival circuit and recently secured a distribution deal, for general release in December.

For more information about the Black Independent Film Festival, visit biffestival.vhx.tv.


HAVE YOUR SAY

Tell us what you think below...

Join our Newsletter today!

More from Local, National News...

Most Popular Stories

  • Brum planners to decide gay club's future News

    Brum planners to decide gay club's future

    More
  • Homophobic leaflets posted through doors in Birmingham by American Christian group News

    Homophobic leaflets posted through doors in Birmingham by American Christian group

    More
  • Ru-vealed! The line-up for the first ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK News

    Ru-vealed! The line-up for the first ever series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

    More
  • LGBT migrants put ‘through hell’ by UK's Home Office, claims gay asylum seeker News

    LGBT migrants put ‘through hell’ by UK's Home Office, claims gay asylum seeker

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Politicians afraid to confront religious communities, says Brum MP News

    Equality lessons row: Politicians afraid to confront religious communities, says Brum MP

    More
  • UK immigration judge rejects claim of asylum seeker who didn’t have a gay ‘demeanour’ News

    UK immigration judge rejects claim of asylum seeker who didn’t have a gay ‘demeanour’

    More
  • Four teens deny homophobic harassment of lesbian women on London night bus News

    Four teens deny homophobic harassment of lesbian women on London night bus

    More