There’s a certain stigma attached to Canadian films. Despite being home to such brilliant filmmakers as David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, James Cameron, and Ivan and Jason Reitman, our film industry is still looked on as being an amateur operation. The general impression remains that we don’t make great films. Having watched Greg White’s Separation, it’s crystal clear why this impression exists.
Separation is stylized as a taught psychological thriller that focuses on the relationship between a husband and wife. The title refers to the impending end of their marriage, but also works as a double entendre describing the loss the two have experienced.