Written and Directed by Thom Fitzgerald | Based on the stage play by Lee-Anne Poole
Produced by Doug Pettigrew & Thom Fitzgerald | Associate Producer R. Cooper Vollick
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 (Closet 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.
Splinters is director Thom Fitzgerald’s fifth feature to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. His 1997 film The Hanging Garden won the Peoples Choice Award and the Best Canadian Film Award at TIFF.
Belle • Sofia Banzhaf
Director • Thom Fitzgerald