'Fats' Bannerman is enjoying success as the writer and presenter of Thus Engaged, a romantic radio serial about the lives and loves of a Regency heroine. But when grim reality violently intrudes into Fats's life, his frail fantasies become unbalanced and his ability to separate fact from fiction breaks down, with devastating consequences.
Featuring a compelling central performance from the great British screen actor Ian McNeice, this controversial film from award-winning Hollywood director Christopher Monger caused a sensation upon its original release.
BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.