TEATIME CLASSICS: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Date Time
Sat 20th Jan 4.30pm

Dir: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger | UK | 1946 | 104 mins
Cast: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, Kathleen Byron

This audacious, magical tale from Powell and Pressburger is one of the most singular films in British cinema. A WWII pilot (David Niven) is destined to crash after his bomber is badly damaged. After speaking to radio operator June (Kim Hunter), he somehow cheats death – but a heavenly tribunal will determine his ultimate fate. Beautifully shot by master cinematographer Jack Cardiff, it’s a strange and lovely masterpiece.

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