Jane Arden Season: The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)

Part of the Jane Arden Season

Director: Jane Arden
Certificate: BBFC 18
Format: Unknown

Described by the BBC critic David Will as ‘a major breakthrough for the British cinema’ and George Melly called it ‘a most illuminating season in Hell’ Jane Arden's violent and powerful adaptation of her work with The Holocaust women's theatre troupe is an exploration into the mind of a woman labelled schizophrenic, whilst challenging the taboos of society. The piece is the only British feature film of the 1970s with a solo female direction credit and also features an incredibly powerful soundtrack led principally by the work of cellist Sally Pullinger.

Other films in the Jane Arden Season:


Film: Jane Arden Season: Separation (1967)

8 Dec 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Scripted by and starring Jane Arden, Separation portrays the fragile complexity of its protagonist during a marital breakdown, through fragmented scenes, experimental, fragmented sequences. Set against the backdrop of 'swinging' 60s London. The soundtrack is by Procul Harum and light shows by artist Mark Boyle.


Film: Jane Arden Season: Vibration & Anti-Clock (1975 & 1979)

16 Dec 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Vibration is "an exercise in meditation utilising experimental film and video techniques" Geoff Brown & Robert Murphy “A complex and fascinating experimental exploration of time and identity. Anti-Clock is a film of authentic, startling originality. Filled with high tension and high intelligence, Anti-Clock is mysterious, disturbing, fascinating and exciting.” (Jack Kroll, Newsweek)