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PASSING THROUGH

UK | 106 mins | [15]

Tense family drama. Carefree retired teacher Tom (Mark Little, Neighbours) and his new partner Iona have run away to start a new life together in the South of France. But when Tom’s estranged son Matthew shows up unannounced one day with his girlfriend Adele, the past starts to catch up with them. Tom and Matthew have very different memories of the messy divorce that left teenage Matthew fatherless. Meanwhile Iona is keeping secrets about her own past that she fears will bring the dream to an end, and Adele, who was brought up in a cult where she was both worshipped as a goddess and sexually abused, allows her own sacrifices to become the crucifix on which the others find a way to heal.

Writer / Director: David Walter Hall
Producers: Yajaira Marie Quinto, Patrick Richter,
Cast: Mark Little, Angela Koo, Sam Baker Jones, Lilit Lesser

SCREENING

Sunday 25 June – 12.00

SUGAR RUSH
66 High Street Ramsgate CT11 9RS

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MEET THE DIRECTOR

Dave was born in 1983 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His first play, Cross Road Blues – first produced as a humble student two-hander while he was studying philosophy at Cambridge as an undergraduate – was later performed at the Hackney Empire theatre in London, in a production he directed, with a 20-voice choir and onstage band accompanying the drama, conjuring demons that had once been confined to the keys of a wonky backstage piano.

He worked with independent theatre companies over the years, writing plays including the Second World War drama Now is the Hour (with Catherine Cusack), and North of the Sunset (with Imogen Stubbs), a biographical drama about pianist Thelonious Monk and his friendship with English Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter, alongside contemporary fictional dramas.

With a deep love of the medium, but with little experience, he slowly shifted from theatre into filmmaking. He wrote the screenplay for what became his first feature, Passing Through, and began to learn the craft of directing by collaborating on short films. Following a chance meeting in a New York bar with producer Patrick Richter in 2016, Passing Through was shot in the South of France in the summer of 2019. The team included Emmy-winning cinematographer Alexander Peterson, with the cast led by Neighbours star Mark Little. Passing Through premiered in his hometown at the Belfast Film Festival in November 2022.

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WEBSITE AND SOCIAL

Instagram – @passingthroughfilm

Facebook – @passingthroughmovie

Website – www.passingthroughmovie.com

PRESS RELEASE

More information can be found in the press release here, from the film’s Belfast premiere: https://www.davidwalterhall.com/press-release/belfast-film-festival-2022/

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