Burning an Illusion

Dir: Menelik Shabazz
Cast: Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin
106mins   1981   UK   15   English   

Part of our Black History Month programme

Pat Williams is a London girl with a caring family, her own flat and a job that she enjoys, who looks forward to settling down to a comfortable married life.

Her dream is shattered when she meets Del, a charming but vaguely discontented toolmaker, who soon moves in and then loses his job causing them both to challenge their assumptions about each other and their aspirations.

'The film is lively, accurate and thought-provoking, burning illusions without substituting too many of its own' - Derek Malcolm, Guardian 


Mon 17 October