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Set in a gorgeously photographed Technicolor England and a monochrome heaven, A Matter of Life and Death took the imaginative daring of jointly credited writer-producer-directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger to new heights.
David Niven (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale) plays a British airman who survives a plane crash and falls in love with an American radio operator (Kim Hunter — A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), only to be summoned to the afterlife by a heavenly ‘Conductor’ (Marius Goring — The Red Shoes, Ill Met by Moonlight). But is heaven just a hallucination brought on by brain injury?
“How do you put all the “in between” and all the “beyond” into one movie? Powell and Pressburger pulled it off in A Matter of Life and Death, a work of great audacity and joy. This is the universe. And yes, it’s bigger than we’d ever imagined.” Stephanie Zacharek, The Criterion Collection.
1946. UK. Directors: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote. Duration: 1hr 44mins. Cert: U. Distributor: BFI.
Powell And Pressburger: Fantasy And Wonder
Foyle Film Festival and Nerve Centre present a special programme — Powell and Pressburger: Fantasy and Wonder, part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.
A Foyle Film Festival favourite... sit back and relax with a coffee and croissant whilst watching some all-time classic films on the big screen... no better way to spend your weekend.
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