Breaking Upwards


1h 28m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Follows a young New York couple who, after four years together, have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Daryl and Zoe create a maze of rules and boundaries, hoping they can avoid the pain of separation

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
IFC Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Follows a young New York couple who, after four years together, have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Daryl and Zoe create a maze of rules and boundaries, hoping they can avoid the pain of separation by slowly weaning themselves off of each other. Setting days on which they can speak and days on which they can't, the two twenty-something's are forced to confront their already embedded fears of self government.Their experiment becomes an exploration of independence within the confines of a relationship--monogamous or poly-amorous.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
IFC Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two awards including the Grand Chameleon Award and the award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Brooklyn International Film Festival.

Released in United States April 9, 2010

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2010

Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 5-14, 2009.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Narrative Feature Competition) March 13-21, 2009.

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Narrative Feature Competition) March 13-21, 2009.)

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2010 (NYC)

Released in United States April 9, 2010 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Brooklyn International Film Festival (Narrative Feature) June 5-14, 2009.)