Jérôme Vandewattyne
BEL 2017

»A Highlight...a hard, uncomfortably realistic, gritty punk film with pitch-black humorous undertones.«

Filmforum Bremen


Bum hole bars on the margins of madness, heavy drinking, hangovers and hardships, all shift before our eyes as we follow The Experimental Tropic Blues Band, a shoestring band of middle-aged rockers, on their road trip through the dark n’ dirty alleys of consciousness. Fascinated by the 70s underground cinema, director Jérôme Vandewattyne followed the Belgian rock band for 2 years on the road capturing all the craziness through the lens of his camera. This journey gave birth to »Spit'n'Split«, an exhilarating meeting point of documentary style naturalism and surrealist, experimental exploration. Dark, gritty and grotesque, the film brings to mind »Man Bites Dog«, the legendary mockumentary from the early 90s, and feels like it’s a future colleague in the class of »classic cult films«. A stunning experience.

Christele Agnello, Julien Henry
Oliver Imfeld
Mathieu Giraud, Ayrton Heymans, Jérôme Vandewattyne
Jérôme Vandewattyne
Jeremy Alonzi, Allan Snon, Jean-Jacques Thomsin, David D'Inverno, Bouli Lannes
86 min, OmeU
Jerome Vandewattyne NBCharles SIX 1485

Jérôme Vandewattyne

The Belgian writer/director/editor and cinematographer studied at IAD and ISFSC, creating his first short,»She’s A Slut«, in 2011, which screened at Brussel‘s IFF. After directing the 2014 series »What the Fake?«, he toured with »The Experimental Tropic Blues Band« for two years, inspiring his first feature »Spit'n'Split«.