Burning An Illusion

Burning An Illusion
Burning An Illusion

Year

1981

Duration

101 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Menelik Shabazz's 1981 film is a coming of age story about Pat - a young black woman who is searching for security and companionship in her life. It seems as if she's achieved this when she meets her boyfriend - but when he's then falsely arrested and beaten up by the police, the event becomes a turning point in both their lives. With an inspired performance from Cassie Macfarlane as Pat, the film shows her becoming more aware of the rapidly changing landscape in a just-as rapidly changing British society.

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This film has a couple of uses of strong bad language.

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