The Killing of Two Lovers review – heartbreaking separation drama

UN striking opening scene sees David (Clayne Crawford) pointing a gun at his sleeping wife. Whether or not he’ll snap hangs over the remainder of this lean, stylish and frequently heartbreaking drama set in rural Utah, against a backdrop of Parma Violet skies. Crawford is brilliant and bitter as a soon-to-be divorced dad unable to accept his fate. The recurring sound of a car door slamming haunts the film, the ghost of a car-bound confrontation between David and Nikki (Sepideh Moafi). Though they are oceans apart emotionally, the scene plays out entirely in closeup.

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