The Divide (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
24 Aug 2022 (Wed)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
99 Minutes
Language
French / Chinese and English Subtitle
Director
Catherine Corsini
Cast
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs, Pio Marmaï, Aissatou Diallo Sagna
Synopsis
Raf and Julie are on the verge of a break up. Stuck in the emergency room of an overcrowded hospital on the evening of a Yellow Vest protest in the heart of Paris, the couple confront their waning relationship. As events outside go from bad to worse, various encounters with injured demonstrators and overworked hospital staffers expose the deep social fractures at the core of it all. Catherine Corsini’s latest is a dramatised, immediate look into working class struggles during this ongoing, tumultuous period of French politics.

Raf and Julie are on the verge of a break up. Stuck in the emergency room of an overcrowded hospital on the evening of a Yellow Vest protest in the heart of Paris, the couple confront their waning relationship. As events outside go from bad to worse, various encounters with injured demonstrators and overworked hospital staffers expose the deep social fractures at the core of it all. Catherine Corsini’s latest is a dramatised, immediate look into working class struggles during this ongoing, tumultuous period of French politics.

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