• Directed by: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1946
  • Duration: 104min
  • Certificate: U
  • Type: Film

First mooted as a project to foster an improvement in Anglo-American relations, A Matter of Life and Death emerged as a timeless romantic fantasy. David Niven plays Peter Carter, a young airman seemingly doomed before his time and trapped between life and death, between a Technicolor earth and a monochrome heaven. There have been other films that have dealt with heaven and earth but none possessed quite the ambition or visual flair of A Matter of Life and Death. –BFI

Screening as part of Everything But the Kitchen Sink - a season of films exploring Powell & Pressburger’s influence on British cinema

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