The latest film from queer director Ira Sachs, “Passages,” one we reported on over a year ago, has hit Sundance to great acclaim, and a not unsurprising pickup for distribution. Mubi will handle the drama for North American release, and audiences looking for non-sensational bisexual representation will want to take note. The story of a man in a long-term relationship with another man, one who then embarks on an affair with a woman, is explored with actors Ben Whishaw (“Paddington”), “Blue is The Warmest Color” star Adele Exarchopoulos and Franz Rogowski, the German rising star who stunned queer audiences in 2022 in the gay drama “Great Freedom.” The film’s European premiere takes place in February at the Berlin Film Festival, and the planned theatrical bow in North America will take place later in 2023. Be on the lookout.
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