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.


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