An Unflinching Eye

A collection of exciting and uncompromising films by Richard Woolley.

Between 1970 and 1988 Richard Woolley has created a body of exciting and challenging work that has remained almost impossible to see until now. Tackling controversial themes, such as class, race, sexuality and the human instinct for violence, Woolley directed a number of radical and uncompromising films, which explore the ways we relate to, and ultimately destroy one another even as we strive to develop the means to better understand and communicate with those around us.

Illusive Crime

An uncompromising experimental drama in which a violent sexual act is committed.
1976 | 50 min | 1.33:1

Telling Tales

A deft interweaving of stories, set against the backdrop of a failing marriage, provides a platform for the dissection of class and gender roles.
1978 | 90 min | 1.33:1

Brothers and Sisters

Radical politics meets alternative thriller in the story of a prostitute’s murder in a Yorkshire city.
1981 | 96 min | 1.85:1, 16:9 enhanced

Girl from the South

A young girl from a rich family falls in love with an unemployed black boy and tries to persuade him that they are equals.
1988 | 84 min | 1.33:1

Special features

  • Kniephofstrasse (1973, 35 min, 1.33:1).
  • Drinnen und Deaussen / Inside and Outside (1974, 40 min, 1.33:1).
  • Waiting for Alan (1984, 45 min, 1.33:1).
  • Video interviews with Richard Woolley.

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      450mins

    • Languages

      English

    • DVD region

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

    • Blu-ray region

      • B - Includes most European and Middle-Eastern countries, all of Africa, Australia and New Zealand

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD917

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