WHO’S IN IT?

Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You), Ruth Negga (Loving), André Holland (Moonlight), Alexander Skarsgård (War on Everyone), Bill Camp (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Detroit), Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (film debut), Ashley Ware Jenkins (Green Flake)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Rebecca Hall (film debut), director, writer, producer; Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station), Margot Hand (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and Forest Whitaker (Dope), producers; Devonté Hynes (Queen & Slim), composer; Eduard Grau (A Single Man), cinematographer; Sabine Hoffman (Maggie’s Plan), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In 1920s New York, Irene (Thompson) and Clare (Negga) are mixed-race childhood friends who reunite as middle-class adults. While Irene identifies as African-American and is married to black doctor Brian (Holland), Clare has been able to “pass” as a white woman, and has wed a wealthy but prejudiced man named John (Skarsgård). As the women become heavily involved in each other’s lives and insecurities, they find themselves headed towards a devastating conclusion…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Actress Rebecca Hall has aimed high with her directorial debut, choosing to tell a story that blurs racial and gender lines in a unique exploration of surviving as a person of colour in a dangerous society.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

 

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