The Divide

Catherine Corsini

Catherine Corsini





Feature film




1 h 38 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Competition, 2021 Cannes Film Festival


International Showcase


French Language, Lesbian

The astounding Valeria Bruni Tedeschi delivers a tour-de-force performance as the high-strung half of a couple coming apart at the seams amid the anti-Macron “yellow vest” protests.

Following a series of nasty and needy texts to longtime partner Julie, Raf accidentally hurts her arm and must, for better or worse, rely on Julie to help her navigate France’s strained healthcare system. Meanwhile, yellow jacket protester Yann ends up in the same hospital and becomes something of a rival to Raf. Juggling emergency room chaos with the political divide among patients, the drama comes to a head when the protest makes its way to the hospital and rages around them.

Simultaneously nerve-racking and darkly funny, veteran queer filmmaker Catherine Corsini’s latest offering filters observations about class, poverty and police brutality using the personal experiences of characters who feel real even when circumstances are completely ridiculous.

This film comes with a content advisory please click here for more details.

Mon May 30, 7:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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