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The Passing

UK (Wales) 2015
produced by
Kate Crowther, Ed Talfan, Gwawr Martha Lloyd (executive), Hannah Thomas (executive) for Severn Screen
directed by Gareth Bryn
starring Mark Lewis Jones, Annes Elwy, Dyfan Dwyfor, Benjamin Moruzzi
story by Ed Talfan, Peter Watkins-Hughes, screenplay by Ed Talfan, music by Jeremy Holland-Smith

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Sara (Annes Elwy) and Iwan (Dyfan Dwyfor) are two young lovers on the run - a run that's stopped short by a horrible car accident in the middle of nowhere, Wales. Fortunately, they are found by Stanley (Mark Lewis Jones), a man about double the age of out young lovers, who drags them to his house and nurses them back to health. Stanley's a weird one though, he's stoic and monosyllabic, shy and socially awkward all rolled into one, he doesn't smoke, he doesn't drink, and all the joy he's finding seems to be digging a well in front of the house. He takes to Sara though, and she to him as well to a certain degree, and she suggests to Iwan to stay, and in return Iwan is to help Stanley with the well. Thing is, Iwan isn't too fond of Stanley. But that said, the youngsters have a terrible secret that finds them in a catch 22 situation. But there's more to Stanley that meets the eye as well ...

 

The Passing is nothing if not a very unusual movie, a film that keeps one guessing till the end where it might be heading to then surprise the viewer utterly. And while the film's rather slow in its pace and seemingly uneventful over stretches, it radiates a proper feel of unease, thanks to clever direction and camerawork, but also to the great, very atmospheric locations. And a solid cast doesn't hurt one bit either ...

 

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