Park Circus: An Arts Alliance Company Logo
Close mobile navigation menu

Living Apart Together

Director: Charles Gormley

Genre: Drama

Year: 1983

Running time: 93 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: Film4

Format: DCP

Cast: BA Robertson, Barbara Kollerman, Judi Trott, Dave Anderson, Jimmy Logan

Language options: Dialogue - EN

Long lost for years this 80s Scottish comedy from Charles Gormley (Heavenly Pursuits) has undergone an incredibly detailed restoration.

Starring musician B.A. Robertson as Ritchie Hannah – a singer/songwriter returning to his mediocre life after the death of a friend – Living Apart Together remains an important record of a culturally significant time in the city of Glasgow. Ritchie’s wife Evie, tired of the constant upheaval in her marriage, uses the opportunity to walk out, leaving him to care for their children. Ritchie goes in search of Evie with the help of his manager’s assistant Alicia, however, an attraction grows between the pair and as they widen their pursuit, it becomes apparent that Evie is not ready to return home.

Featuring original music from satirical post-punk musician B.A. Robertson and early screen appearances from Peter Capaldi (Local Hero) and John Gordon Sinclair (Gregory’s Girl), Gormley’s bittersweet take on relationships is a fresh and captivating insight into how our actions affect the people we love.


Something else...