Borderline DVD

Kenneth MacPherson, 1930


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Film Details

Directed by Kenneth MacPherson

Produced in 1930

Main Language - Silent

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

Starring Paul Robeson, Borderline is avant-garde in style and daring in subject, dealing in interracial sexual entanglements and homoerotic undertones. Heavily influenced by Sergei Eisenstein's montage and GW Pabst's psychological realism, it moves between the boundaries of black and white, male and female, and the borders of dreams and reality. Borderline was a feature-length film from the 'Pool' group of inter-war intellectuals (Hilda Doolittle, Winifred Bryher, Kenneth MacPherson) responsible for the film journal 'Close-Up'.

Also includes Kenwin (Goel, 1986) a documentary about the house which H.D., Bryher and Macpherson built at La Tour-de-Peilz.

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: BFI

Length: 71 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 10th May 2007

Cat No: BFIVD735

Subtitles: Optional English

DVD Extras

  • 2 discs
  • Interview with Courtney Pine
  • Commentary by photographer/artist David A Bailey (TBC)
  • Kenwin (Veronique Goel, 1996) (86 mins)
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