A Matter of Life and Death U

Sat 23 Dec, 5.30pm
★★★★★ – The Times



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Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Cast: Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey

Year: 1946

Duration: 104 mins

Certificate: U

"★★★★★ – 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.