Ira Sachs’ ‘Passages’ set to open Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival

The 33rd Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival is set to kick off with a bang, opening with Ira Sachs’ gripping love triangle drama ‘Passages’. The festival will then wrap up in style with Tom Gustafson’s upbeat musical summer romance, ‘Glitter & Doom’, featuring the talents of the Indigo Girls and Missi Pyle. Now, about ‘Passages’, a new film by the accomplished director Ira Sachs. This tale of intense passion boasts a top-tier cast featuring Franz Rogowski, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Ben Whishaw.

Having already stirred up quite a buzz at Sundance and Berlinale, ‘Passages’ has truly earned its stripes. And now, thanks to MUBI, this much-anticipated drama is gearing up for a theatrical release this August.

Wait, did we mention the first teaser is out? Yes, you read that right! So, cinemagoers, prepare yourselves for a passionate cinematic journey this summer. ‘Passages’ is coming to a theater near you soon!

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Here’s the synopsis: “After completing his latest project, filmmaker Tomas (Franz Rogowski) impulsively begins a heated love affair with a young schoolteacher, Agathe (Adèle Exarchopoulos). For Tomas, the novelty of being with a woman is an exciting experience that he is eager to explore despite his marriage to Martin (Ben Whishaw). But when Martin begins his own affair, the mercurial Tomas refocuses his attentions on his husband. Set in contemporary Paris, PASSAGES charts an escalating battle of desire between three people, where want is a constant and happiness is just out of reach. Exquisitely shot and featuring honest, emotionally nuanced performances, Sachs has created a breathtakingly intimate and insightful drama exploring the complexities, contradictions, and cruelties of love and longing.”