The Michael Raeburn Film Channel

Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing was at once an author, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and staunch political commentator. This acclaimed adaptation of her iconic first novel captured these talents.

A city-woman moves to a foreign country with her future husband, giving up all the comforts of cosmopolitan life. Life in the countryside finally takes its toll on her, and she finds herself involved sexually with another man.

Both poetic and polemical, Lessing exploded onto the literary scene with her first novel in 1950. Set in her native Rhodesia, it boldly lifted the lid on themes of psychology, racism, feminism and colonialism. Brought to the screen in 1981, critics around the world praised the film as "brilliantly reflecting the uncommon insight of Lessing's work".

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Michael Raeburn (b. 22/01/1953) has struggled for an independent voice within an increasingly homogenized world. His principal theme is the sense of alienation felt by isolated social groups. Violence, anger and even madness are the consequences. Born…


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Michael Raeburn (b. 22/01/1953) has struggled for an independent voice within an increasingly homogenized world. His principal theme is the sense of alienation felt by isolated social groups. Violence, anger and even madness are the consequences. Born and bred in Africa, the greater part of his work emanates from there, and is appreciated for an authentic insider's understanding and vision. Available online for the first time, you can watch eight of Michael's most important films right here!

 

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