The Separation

The Separation


Reviewed by: Angus Wolfe Murray

This is a terrifying tale of a Siamese twin who is unable to accept his oneness after being separated.

Using crude claymation models, with expressive eyes in fixed faces, the agony of the brothers' predicament is suggested in subtle ways and endorsed by action.

As older men, they work in a basement cellar, like something out of The City Of Lost Children, punching eyes into plastic dolls with archaic industrial machines.

One of the twins mutilates himself with the machines in an attempt to return to a state of dependency with his brother. The horror of such an act, with its powerful emotional impact, is effectively conveyed.

Throughout, you could hear a doll's eye drop. No words are spoken.

Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2004
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A Siamese twin is unable to accept his oneness after being separated.
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Director: Robert Morgan

Year: 2003

Runtime: 9 minutes

Country: UK


EIFF 2003

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