Raf and Julie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Marina Foïs), a couple on the brink of breaking up, find themselves in an emergency ward after Raf slips and fractures her elbow. Yet in addition to elbows and arms, the hospital is attempting to mend its own fractured wing as the A&E falls into collapse with the Yellow Vest protest tearing through Paris. Their encounter with Yann (Pio Marmaï), an angry, injured trucker and demonstrator, will shatter certainties and prejudices. Outside, tension escalates. Under pressure, the hospital must close its doors…
The Divide, which was premiered and presented at Cannes Film Festival, conveys, through an astonishing feat of coordination and choreography, the sheer exhaustion of spending a few hours in an emergency ward, in a mix of devastating humour and sheer emotion.
Sat 6 Nov 6.25pm
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Catherine Corsini
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