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Burning an Illusion
1981
Color
101 minutes
UK
English
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Burning an Illusion
A young British-born woman of color comes of age while seeking security through marriage. But the false arrest and merciless beating of her boyfriend by police forces a turning point in both their lives. While in prison, Del asks Pat to bring him books on Black history; she reads them first. As she becomes more politically aware, their relationship changes and Pat begins to question her middle-class aspirations and attitudes. She begins shedding her old biases to reclaim her African heritage.
Reviews
"Everything is recognizable, from the characters to the music to the street scenes" - WEST INDIAN WORLD
Awards

• Grand Prix at the Amiens Film Festival, France, 2007
• Cassie McFarlane won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising New Actress, France, 2007
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