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Apartness (K4K Films And Shortcut Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

I don’t like to be negative. Making art is hard, and I salute the creators of ‘Apartness’ for having a vision, and pursuing it. That being said, I hated it. Most of the show is a film that squanders the talents of Sylvester McCoy and Linda Marlowe with shaky camera work and clumsy editing, leaving a distinctly ‘student film’ aftertaste. This is interspersed with two bouts of live ‘comedy’, which seem to strive for gallows humour, but without the humour. I’m not sure what the point of it all is; the only message I could glean from it was that quarantine and social distancing was a mistake? If that was the intent, then it’s as poorly conceived as it is executed. Avoid.

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