The Other Side of the Underneath

Jane Arden’s violent and powerful adaptation of her work with The Holocaust women’s theatre troupe.

The film looks into the mind of a woman labelled schizophrenic and finds, not madness, but tortured sexual guilt created by the taboos of society.

“I don’t know of anyone in cinema who has penetrated the psyche to the extent she has or evolved visual language of such richness and strength to convey what she has to say.” Molly Plowright, Glasgow Herald

Special features

  • Brand new restoration.
  • Extended sequences (33 min).
  • Filmed interviews with Sheila Allen (2008, 27 min) and Natasha Morgan (2007, 9 min).
  • Trailer for Anti-Clock (Jane Arden/Jack Bond, 1979, 3 min).
  • Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Susan Croft, Sophie Mayer, Amy Simmons, Penny Slinger; reviews, biographies and credits.

Product information

    • Certificate

      18

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      107mins

    • Subtitles

      English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.85:1

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD829

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    Anti-Clock

    Jane Arden and Jack Bond’s groundbreaking experimental film creates a densely woven, dreamlike narrative exploring personal identity and social conformity.

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