BREXIT: Europe Up Against the Wall (working title)
Director(s): Alain de Halleux – Writer(s): Stéphanie THOMAS, Alain de HALLEUX Contact Print page
LAST MINUTE - now available for viewing:
With the clock ticking down to an autumn deadline for a post-Brexit deal, we have put together some "selected scenes" from shooting up to June (with Engl. ST). Please ask us for a screening link.
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Brexit. The biggest divorce of all time. A test for the Union, a challenge for its future. A situation with no precedents, borne out of a succession of risky gambles starting with David Cameron’s fated referendum. Michel Barnier, the EU chief Brexit negotiator, will defend European interests. Thanks to exclusive access, the film takes us to Poland, Greece, Scotland, Ireland, Bulgaria or Norway, and right into the heart of these negotiations. The stakes are huge; the entanglements almost impossible to unravel. Europe has its back to the wall.
Like in any divorce, the past needs to be sorted out…The status of EU citizens living in the UK, and vice versa; the amount of the so-called divorce bill to be paid by the UK and the issue of the border between the two Irelands.
Torn between the Hard Brexiteers pushing to leave the single market, and the advocates of a soft Brexit, wishing to preserve free access to the EU economies, Theresa May is unable to clarify her position. Barnier keeps reminding her that "The clock is ticking".
Faced with such uncertainty, speculation is rife on both sides of the Channel as to which scenario will prevail. Come what may, on March 29, 2019, the die will have been cast and the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. Nobody knows where a NO DEAL scenario would lead…
Available March 2018