A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

  • PG
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

“There is extraordinary freshness to this film, a bloom of sanguine innocence and fantasy – in spite of, or perhaps directly because of the fact that the grim realities of the second world war were hardly a distant memory in 1946. The entire opening sequence, from the omniscient tour through an amiable, benevolent universe to the drama of Niven’s flaming plane is bravura film-making. It is a film with incredible self-possession, at once a playful miniature of innocent love and grandiose epic. It is a must-see film, if only to gaze at Kathleen Byron – here playing a severe angel – one of the most beautiful, elegant and charismatic women in British screen history.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Tue
20
Dec
18:30
  • Newlyn Filmhouse

Director: 

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Actors: 

David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote

UK 1946 104m