THE SPLIT – A Brexit Love Story
Aleksandra is a Lithuanian factory worker in England, a single mother and has newly fallen in love. Albert is an old fisherman, a widower and ready for a rebellion. They reside in the same little town but live in different worlds.
THE SPLIT – A Brexit Love Story begins as The United Kingdom is about to vote in a referendum that will shake the country, the continent, and the world. Boston was dubbed “The Brexit Capital” of The UK when more than 75 percent of its population voted to exit the European Union during the referendum in June 2016. The main reason behind the result in Boston was a bottled-up discontent with the rapid influx of migrant workers from Eastern Europe, Aleksandra being one of them.
But under the surface, a much deeper frustration had been simmering for years in Boston; against economic and social decline, and against the detached rulers in Westminster and Brussels.
THE SPLIT narrates the time leading up to the referendum and the following four years of turbulence, seen through the eyes of a handful of Boston’s inhabitants. In the unfolding drama, prime ministers and pundits play the roles as extras while the forgotten main characters are at the centre of the stage.