Rent Burning an Illusion (1981)

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1h 41min
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Synopsis:
Pat (Cassie McFarlane), is an ordinary London girl with a caring family, a job she enjoys and her own flat. Seeking nothing more than to settle down to a life of married, middle-class conformity, her cosy world is jolted when she meets Del (Victor Romero), a charming and vaguely disconnected toolmaker who loses his job and causes them to challenge their assumptions and aspirations. 'Burning an Illusion', Menelik Shabazz's pioneering first feature, marked a coming of age for black British cinema. Exploring the issues of transformation and identity, this sensitive and entertaining love story traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher's London.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Marva Buchanan, , Millie Kiarie, , , Suzanne Auguste, , Basil Oton, Vinny, , Stella Orakwue,
Directors:
Producers:
Vivien Pottersman
Writers:
Menelik Shabazz
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2005
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Filmed Introduction with Menelik Shabazz
  • Audio Commentary with Menelik Shabazz, Cassie McFarlane and Victor Romero
  • 'Blood Ah Goh Run' (Menelik Shabazz, 1982,13 mins): short film documenting the impact of New Cross Massacre of 1981, the Black People's Day of Action, and the uprisings in Brixton, Southall and Liverpool

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