The Break Up

The Break Up

We've featured two films about break-ups in the last week -- "Breaking Up" and "Searching for the Wave" -- so we thought we'd take a look back at others we've featured in the genre. Here's a list of nine more which favor the darkly comedic, but also includes an EDM musical ("Heart Failure"), and a poignant Parisian character study ("One Year Of Khadijah and Pauline").

Featured films:
Searching for the Wave
Breaking Up
One Year Of Khadijah and Pauline
Damage
Molly’s Single
Downbeat
Heart Failure
Break Up, Baby
The Length of your Rage
Dear Maslow
La Bruja

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The Break Up
  • Breaking Up

    A young couple surveys the state of their relationship, calling into question everything they once knew about each other. “Breaking Up,” directed by Claudia Nankervis and Jessica Sofarnos, is a heated drama about partnership and communication, and the punctures that threaten to dissolve such. Ste...

  • Searching for the Wave

    Memories of their early days swirl together for a young couple while the present day looms with hurt and confusion. Chelsea Muscat directs “Searching for the Wave,” an intimate and poetic relationship study that weaves together two separate timelines. In one, Faye and Ava form a quick bond and es...

  • One Year Of Khadijah and Pauline

    Over the course of a year, two Parisians fall in and out of love. Lee Manansala directs “One Year of Khadijah and Pauline,” an eloquent study of a relationship shot in lovely black and white and rendered with grace and intelligence. Told in three parts, the film examines the ups and downs of Khad...

  • Damage

    Mitch and Emma's breakup is interrupted by a stranger looking to buy Mitch's bass amp. Written, Directed, & Edited by Matt Porter. Starring Kate Eastman, Ryan Creamer and Patrick Noth.

  • Molly's Single

    After a devastating break-up, a guilt-ridden amateur singer seeks solace through a series of encounters with prospective partners. “Molly’s Single,” by director Ariel Gardner, is a brutal, hawk-eyed assessment of the state of affairs between young women and men, specifically of the aspiring artis...

  • Heart Failure

    In this EDM musical, a young man does everything he can to avoid another horrible breakup. In “Heart Failure,” director Will Wightman spins a catchy pop extravaganza from an unlikely place: Gen Z’s take on modern dating and breakups. It’s impeccably crafted and energetic, filled with charismatic ...

  • Dear Maslow

    After a break up, a young woman writes a rueful letter to her ex-partner. Elizabeth Godar writes and directs “Dear Maslow,” a vivid montage of post relationship blues filled with specificity and style. Wearing a Supercross jersey, the woman composes her thoughts while smoking cigarettes, eating c...

  • Break Up, Baby

    A woman gets dumped by her boyfriend as everyone else in the world is deeply in love. Fareeha Khan writes and stars in “Break Up, Baby,” a sharply written and performed comedy that weaves in colorful touches of animation and surrealism. After a painful conversation at a diner ends their relation...

  • The Length of Your Rage

    After an angry fight with his boyfriend, Thomas walks across Manhattan to cool off. Juan Pablo Rivera Garza & Charlie Sosnick direct “The Length of Your Rage,” a charmingly ragged comedy oozing with strange encounters between NYC oddballs. So says an Inuit tradition about anger, the length of one...

  • Downbeat

    After a difficult break-up, Annie reckons with the imminent departure of another close friend who is moving away from their shared apartment and city. From a script she co-wrote with Hannah Rehak, Nina Slesinger directs “Downbeat,” an intelligent and emotionally astute portrait of friendship and ...

  • La Bruja

    After a break-up, a young Mexican American woman meets a witch who offers to help. A bilingual dark comedy sprinkled with fantasy sequences about coming to terms with an ex and yourself. | Directors: Eliza Cossio, Hayley Kosan. Starring Eliza Cossio, Anthony Oberbeck, Joanna Hausmann, Ronny Chien...

  • Distance

    Lucy and David's 8 year relationship has survived a distance of 2700 miles, but the events of one night tests their decision to stay together. Director Allegra Oxborough has crafted a complex and remarkably realistic docu-fiction drama about a long-distance relationship, equal parts sensitive, bl...