After working together in Elizabeth- The Golden Age, music maestro A.R.Rahman and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur have once again joined hands for Kapur's first ever short film Passage.
A special screening of the film Passage was held over the weekend on the island of La Giudecca. The charming I Granai della Republica was transformed into a magical space that played host to a soiree of glamorous stars. Shekhar Kapur, A.R. Rahman, Haley Bennett and Nadja Swarovski were among the celebrities enjoying Venetian cocktails and canapés. The guests immerged into the world of Passage after the private screening of the short film and were even enthralled by a live orchestral performance by India's Kavita Baliga who sang music from the film scored by Academy Award Winner A.R.Rahman.
Passage, directed by Kapur and produced by Curious Pictures Production and Swarovski Entertainment, stars Julia Stiles (Cry Of The Owl, The Bourne Ultimatum), Lily Cole and Haley Benett (Marley and Me, Music and Lyrics). The film invites audiences to dive into magical moments of transformation in the lives of three young women. Together with A.R. Rahman's score Kapur's graceful images merge into a highly emotional and enigmatic passage through despair and loss to reconciliation. The camera itself acts as a kaleidoscope exploring a non-linear time-frame leaving it ultimately for the viewer to individually interpret the meaning of the enchanting and dream-like film.