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BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

RE-RELEASES 14 book online at bfi.org.uk A Matter of Life and Death UK 1946. Dirs Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey. 104min. Digital 4K (in NFT1, NFT3 only). U. A Park Circus release The filmmaking partnership of Powell and Pressburger remains one of British cinema’s greatest – and this is their masterpiece An RAF officer (Niven) is destined to crash after his Lancaster bomber is badly damaged mid-flight. In what should have been his last moments, he talks via his headset to an American radio operator and they form a bond just before he jumps – without a parachute – into the unknown. Somehow he cheats death, which causes a huge commotion in the ‘other world,’ and a heavenly tribunal is convened to determine whether he can live out his years, or if his days are numbered. This exceptional WWII film, which moves seamlessly between monochrome and Technicolor, has been meticulously restored in 4K. Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer Also available on Seniors’ matinee + intro Fri 8 Dec 14:00 NFT2 FROM FRI 8 DEC


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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