Celebrate The Best Of British Cinema With The Pass13:30:00
Good Afternoon Lovelies,
How are you all? I am sorry for the delay in writing to you. This week has been a bit manic. But I am back now and with a very exciting post about the best of British films with The Pass which is released next week in cinemas lovelies.
I will admit that I did not write the feature lovelies, but it is a great feature that will make you all warm and cosy on this very exciting 1st of December day!
If there’s one thing Britain does well, its film, and we’ve been doing it bloody well for over a century. British cinema has gone from strength to strength, from decade to decade with films that have received international acclaim, and has produced some of the most successful franchises of all time.
To celebrate the release of compelling British drama The Pass, which is in cinemas across the UK from 9th December, we are taking a look at the very best of British cinema.
THE PASS is the story of three very different nights over 10 years in the life of a Premier League Footballer. Jason (Russell Tovey) is at the beginning of his career, and on the night before his first big international match he and long-time friend and team-mate Ade (Arinzé Kene) share a hotel room, trying to beat the inevitable pre-match tensions with locker-room banter and teenage high-jinks. Out of nowhere Jason kisses Ade. The emotional repercussions of this pass, and the decisions that follow on and off the pitch, have a major impact on every aspect of the public and private lives of both men across the next decade, in a sporting world where image is everything.
Starring Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Nico Mirallegro and Lisa McGrillis, The Pass comes to cinemas December 9th.
The King’s Speech: Perhaps one of the most decorated British films in history, The King’s Speech won a Golden Globe, four Academy Awards and seven British Academy Film Awards. The film follows the true tale of King George VI who ascended to the throne of the British Monarchy after the sudden abdication of his brother. This truly emotive and masterful performance centers on the relationship between the new king and his speech therapist ahead of the King’s first broadcast announcement – declaring war on Nazi Germany.
The Full Monty: The once-successful steel mills of Sheffield have closed, and a group of unemployed former mill workers must rally together to raise money for ‘Gaz’ to pay off his child support obligations. A hilarious spectacle ensues with the group forming their own strip-tease act, and despite the film’s comedic nature, some serious subjects are touched upon such as working class culture, fathers’ rights and depression.
Secrets & Lies: Marianne Jean-Baptiste stars as Hortense, a young black Londoner who was adopted as a baby and decides to pursue her birth mother – only to find out that she is white, working class and has a severely dysfunctional family! As a realistic, passionate and (at times) harsh performance it is of no surprise that Secrets & Lies won the ‘Palme d’Or’ at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, with a volley of other awards following suit. The film became one of the most notable works of British director Mike Leigh, who went on to direct the Golden Lion and Vera Drake and has become an affirmed name in British cinema.
Calendar Girls: Following the tragic loss of her husband to Leukemia, Annie Clarke (Julie Walters) and a small group of her Women’s Institute colleagues (including Chris Harper, played by the immensely talented Helen Mirren) decide to raise money for charity. How? By creating a nude calendar where the women pose in traditional WI activities – such as baking and knitting – which became a national and international hit! Poking fun at British modesty, the film is charming and hilarious, deserving of its British Comedy Award for sure.
The Pass: Booze, football and banter – it might not sound glamorous but it is quintessentially British, and that is what The Pass delivers. The film opens to a hotel room in Romania where Jason (Russell Tovey) and Ade (Arinzé Kene) are having a laugh, pushing each other around and then… kiss. What seems like a simple kiss at the time sends shockwaves through the next decade of their lives, as they separate onto vastly different paths. The Pass originated on the UK’s West End as a play by the same name, with Russell Tovey, Nico Mirallegro and Lisa McGrillis reprising their roles from the stage to the screen.
The Pass Is In Cinemas December 9th Lovelies!