The Two Halves

The Two Halves by Gwenn Joyaux


This is a story about someone who was cut in two when she was born, but only one half made it through. The half with the head survived, as earthworms do.

Festival and Awards

Transatlantyk Festival – Capturing Freedom Short Film Contest. Lodz, Poland, 2017. Winner.

Preview – Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges. Bercelona, Spain, 2017. Finalist.

Bendita tú. Madrid, Spain, 2017. Winner.

shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017. Made in Argentina official competition.

Martinique International Film Festival 2017, Fall edition. Official Selection.

this human world – International Human Rights Film Festival. Vienna, Austria, 2017. Official Selection.

Caminhos Festival Cinema Português. Coimbra, Portugal, 2017. Selecção Ensaios.

Watersprite Film Festival. Cambridge, UK, 2018. Nominee Documentary.

Frames, portuguese film festival. Stockholm, Sweden, 2018. Official Selection.

DFK New Wave Director’s Fortnight. Kolkata, India, 2018. Offical Selection.

IberoDocs – Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival Scotland. Edinburgh, UK, 2018. Emerging Female Filmmakers.

Rome Independent Prisma Awards. Rome, Italy, 2018. Official Selection.

QFest, the Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival. Houston, U.S.A, 2018. Official Selection.

Tonneins International Film Festival. Tonneins, France, 2018. Official Selection.

TiSFF, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival. Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018. Official Selection.

FAB, Festival Audiovisual Bariloche. Bariloche, Argentina, 2018. Official Selection.

Global University Film Awards. Hong Kong, 2018. Non-competitive section: Over the Horizon.

10 Pantalla Latina. St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2018. Official Selection.

NEOS Fest, Encuentro Internacional de Experimentación Audiovisual. Puebla, Mexico, 2018. Offical Selection & Staff’s Pick.

Festival Internacional de Cinema da Fronteira. Bagé, Brazil, 2018. Official Selection.

Concurso Nacional de Cine Independiente de Cipolletti. Cipolletti, Argentina, 2020. Official Selection.

Technical Specs

Time: 04:00

Country: Portugal

Year: 2017

Director: Gwenn Joyaux

Screenplay: Gwenn Joyaux

First AD: Ana Falcon

Cast: Gwenn Joyaux