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Separation (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Separation, scripted and starring Jane Arden, concerns the inner life of a woman during a period of breakdown – marital, and possibly mental. Her past and (possible?) future are revealed through a fragmented but brilliantly achieved and often humorous narrative, in which dreams and desires are as real as the ‘swinging’ London (complete with Procol Harum music and Mark Boyle light show) of the film’s setting. Transferred from the negative, Jack Bond’s exquisite film is now revealed as a quintessential film of the 1960s, and is presented here with new and informative extra features. ‘Astonishingly distressing and perceptive’ – The Observer

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Special Features

Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Full-feature audio commentary with Jack Bond and Sam Dunn
Beyond Image (Mark Boyle & Joan Hills, 1969, 14 minutes): a rare liquid light film co-created by leading British artist Mark Boyle, whose visual effects are used throughout Separation. With music by The Soft Machine
Trailer for Anti-Clock (Jane Arden/Jack Bond, 1979, 3 minutes)
Fully illustrated booklet with essays by William Fowler, Claire Monk, and Maria Walsh; biographies and credits


Bluray, DVD