A Matter of Life and Death
17 December 2017 2:45pm
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 104 min
Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter
A heavenly 4K restoration of Powell and Pressburger’s timeless classic returns to our screens for festive screenings.
Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator (Kim Hunter). After jumping out of the plane he miraculously survives, meets the woman he spoke to and they fall in love.
Although he appears to be unhurt, he has in fact suffered severe concussion which is accompanied by a series of strange hallucinations.
During a brain operation, he meets characters from another world, and whilst he undergoes this dangerous operation, his spirit is put on trial. The verdict will decide whether he will live or die.
“What today’s audiences will find amazing is the sheer energy of its invention.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times