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A Matter of Life and Death

Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. UK, 1946. 1h 44m. Starring David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey, Abraham Sofaer.

A heavenly new restoration of the WWII romantic fantasy starring David Niven as a British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

‘A Matter of Life and Death is the utterly unique, enduringly rich and strange romantic fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘It's basically an intellectual battle, held in an amphitheatre as large as a galaxy, about the right to life and the inherent tensions in US-UK political relations. In other words, essential viewing.’ ★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times.

Sunday 4 February: 15:30
Monday 5 February: 18:30