Atmospheric Irish drama about a couple separating. Although strongly connected, they decide to burn their bed in cathartic and symbolic manner.

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A short, tender, finely-acted piece of art
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Burning the Bed" is a short, dramatic, atmospheric piece, with a running time of only 12:40. In that time, the film manages to communicate a great deal - with very little spoken dialogue.

The underlying premise is simple: Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen (who say so much without speaking), are a couple who are separating in the west of Ireland. Before parting ways, they decide to burn the bed they shared, presumably, for the duration of their relationship.

Before and even after their bed has been reduced to ash, there is the sense that a connection still exists between the couple, which hints at the possibility of a deeper human truth: when a relationship ends, does it serve nothing more than a meager purpose to destroy the artifacts that once symbolized what once was? After the fire dwindles to embers, do we not carry the remains with us the rest of our lives?


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