Passage (2009 film)

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Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Produced by
Written by
Music by A.R. Rahman
Cinematography Benoît Debie
Edited by Jacob Craycroft
Distributed by Curious Pictures
Release date
Running time
16 minutes
  • United States
  • Switzerland
Language English

Passage is a 2009 joint American-Swiss drama film and the first short film to be directed by Shekhar Kapur,[1][2] and stars Haley Bennett, Julia Stiles and Lily Cole.[3]


Three estranged sisters reunite one night when the oldest comes back for her two younger sisters after leaving them years before in mysterious circumstances.



The music for Passage was composed by A.R. Rahman,[4][5][6] and the project was shot in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina.[3]

The film was financed by the Austrian company Swarovski and was screened in their "Swarovski Crystal Worlds".[7]


In noting Shekhar Kapur was already known for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, toward Passage Quiet Earth wrote "the photography and the possibilities of the storyline are just way too good to pass up."[8]


  1. ^ Mahesh, R. Richard (September 11, 2009). "A.R. Rahman's 'Passage' wins appreciations". Real Bollywood. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rahman & Shekhar Kapur team up for Passage". SIFY. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "ARR does Passage for Shekhar Kapur". India Glitz. 9/10/2009. Retrieved 29 July 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Ganguly, Prithwish (10/9/2009). "The sweet sound of Rahman's music". DNA India. Retrieved 29 July 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ staff (September 15, 2009). "Rahman scores for short-film". Radio and Music. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff (September 9, 2009). "Rahman and Shekhar Kapur join hands for Kapur's first ever short film Passage". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ staff (June 29, 2009). "Exotik in der Wunderkammer". Der Standard (in German). Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  8. ^ staff (April 22, 2009). "Trailer for Shekhar Kapur's latest PASSAGE starring Julia Stiles". Quiet Earth. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 

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