A Matter of Life and Death
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
Duration: 104 mins
"★★★★★ – the utterly unique, enduringly rich and strange romantic fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger" – Guardian
"★★★★★ – An enduring classic" – Total Film
★★★★★ – The Times
Set in a gorgeously photographed Technicolor England and a monochrome heaven, their World War II set drama took the imaginative daring of the Powell and Pressburger partnership to new heights.
David Niven plays a British airman who survives a plane crash and falls in love with an American radio operator (Kim Hunter), only to be summoned to the afterlife by a heavenly ‘Conductor’ (Marius Goring).
But is heaven just a hallucination brought on by brain injury?
Screening as part of the major BFI season marking the most extensive celebration of Powell and Pressburger's work even undertaken, bringing a rich catalogue of their visually stunning and often-controversial films back to the big screen.