Frameline48: Split

Wanting the exciting career, but also craving the steadiness of family. Loving your partner, but unable to ignore the passion and intensity with someone else. For Anna (Alma Jodorowsky, Blue Is the Warmest Color), a stunt double for the famous multi-hyphenate megastar, Eve Callac (played by Anatomy of a Fall’s Jehnny Beth in a brooding, sultry performance), life is about split decisions and split loyalties. Sometimes all it takes is a few secret dressing room rendezvous, tender countryside adventures, and daring feats of activism. With Eve, the usually fearless Anna finds herself cautiously stepping into her sexuality while stepping out of the life she envisioned for herself. 

Written and directed by feminist author Iris Brey and also starring Pauline Chalamet (The Sex Lives of College Girls), this slick, sexy romance confronts the lingering stigmas around significant women’s issues through intimate and liberating scenes. A five-episode limited series shown in its entirety here at the Festival, Split smartly examines what it means to pursue your desires and the inevitable evolution of relationships and connection.

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1h 36m
Iris Brey
French with English Subtitles
First Showing
June 26, 2024