TIFF 2018 SELECTION 'SPLINTERS' RELEASES NEW TRAILER & ANNOUNCES CANADIAN THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE
Emotion Pictures is thrilled to announce the theatrical release of 'SPLINTERS; opening in select theatres across Canada beginning on October 2nd, 2020 as well as the trailer for the film. Theatrical release dates below.
The film was a 2018 TIFF Selection and the Opening Night Gala Presentation for the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival that year. It stars Sofia Banzhaf (Closet Monster), Shelley Thompson (Trailer Park Boys), Bailey Maughan (Outlander, Mr. D) and Callum Dunphy (Sex & Violence). The film is written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald (past winner of Best Canadian Feature at TIFF for THE HANGING GARDEN) and it is based on the stage play by Lee-Anne Poole.
Belle returns to her rural Nova Scotia home for her father’s funeral. Having caused her mother Nancy considerable consternation when she came out as a lesbian teen, Belle is now desperate to keep secret from her mother that she’s been in a relationship with a man for the last two years.
Sofia Banzhaf (Clost Monster) stars in the leading role as Belle, a young woman whose sexual identity is fluid. Shelley Thompson (Trailer Park Boys) stars as Belle’s traditionalist mother Nancy. Bailey Maughan and Callum Dunphy round out the starring cast.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Indie Cinema
Saskatoon, SK - Roxy Saskatoon
Regina, SK - Rainbow Regina
Edmonton, AB - Princess Edmonton
Friday, October 9th, 2020
Hamilton, ON - Westdale Hamilton
Charlottetown, PEI - City Cinema
Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Ottawa, ON - Mayfair Theatre
**More info on other cities to come**