“Burning an Illusion” tells the story of a young British-born black woman who becomes increasingly frustrated with her life and her lazy, demanding boyfriend and, with the help of her friends, seeks something better. Mostly shot in London’s Notting Hill and Ladbrook Grove communities, it was only the second British feature to have been made by a black director. “Burning an Illusion” is notable for breaking the tradition of placing white males at the center of the story, and also for prioritising the personal drama of a black woman over the socio-economic and political conflicts traditionally associated with such films.
Feature (101mins) Drama | United Kingdom
British Film Institute (BFI)
Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin