A Matter of Life and Death

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Powell and Pressburger’s most moving film and a technical experiment in the hands of a young Jack Cardiff. A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.


“The opening scenes of A Matter of Life and Death are among the most audacious and moving ever confected by the cinematic magicians Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.” – The Guardian

BBFC rating
U
Year
1946
Running time
104 mins
Country
UK
Director
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cast
David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey

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