Passage (2009 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Passage (2009 film).png
Directed byShekhar Kapur
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyBenoît Debie
Edited byJacob Craycroft
Music byA.R. Rahman
Distributed byCurious Pictures
Release date
Running time
16 minutes
  • United States
  • Switzerland

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


  • Haley Bennett as Abby
  • Lily Cole as Tania
  • Julia Stiles as Ella
  • Agustina Cabo as little Tania
  • Pilar Calviello as little Ella
  • Maite Lanata as little Abby
  • Tomas Decurgez as Abby's boyfriend
  • Ricardo Merkin as conductor
  • Vikram Chatwal as man in bar


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 that "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. Archived from the original on August 7, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  2. ^ "Rahman & Shekhar Kapur team up for Passage". SIFY. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  3. ^ a b "ARR does Passage for Shekhar Kapur". India Glitz. September 10, 2009. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ Ganguly, Prithwish (September 10, 2009). "The sweet sound of Rahman's music". DNA India. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Rahman scores for short-film". Radio and Music. September 15, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rahman and Shekhar Kapur join hands for Kapur's first ever short film Passage". Bollywood Hungama. September 9, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Exotik in der Wunderkammer". Der Standard (in German). June 29, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  8. ^ "Trailer for Shekhar Kapur's latest PASSAGE starring Julia Stiles". Quiet Earth. April 22, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2013.

External links[edit]