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September 6, 2013 / C H Thompson

Mum and Dad are Splitting-Up

Before we venture in to the complexities of marriage and divorce it’s worth spending some time watching this simple yet insightful perspective of the intricacies of family life.

With a third of British children living with only one biological parent, this simple but revealing film ventures into the heart of British family life to ask young people about their experience of their parents’ breakup.

Based entirely on honest, intimate interviews with both young people and their parents (often sat together and discussing the event for the first time), director Olly Lambert draws out the complex feelings and secrets that took root in the family when mum and dad split up.

In the process, both parents and their offspring find themselves asking questions of each other that have remained unsaid for years, and being frequently surprised by the answers. A moving and surprisingly uplifting insight into the reality of modern family life.

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