Cinema Reborn: A Matter of Life and Death

The much-loved fantasy-romance from The Archers team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, set during World War II and juxtaposing heaven (fantasy) and earth (reality). Powell and Pressburger were asked by the Ministry of Information for a film to promote goodwill between the Allies – Britain and the USA. What they delivered was as original, as bold and as outrageous as anything in their long careers. Cast includes David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey.

“…touched with eternity…” (Village Voice)

“…utterly unique, enduringly rich and strange romantic fantasia…” (The Guardian)

Release DateThursday, 2 May 2019
Running Time1hr 34m
Starring: David NIVEN (Peter D. Carter), Kim HUNTER (June), Roger Livesey (Dr. Frank Reeves), Marius GORING (Conductor 71), Robert COOTE (Bob Trubshaw), Kathleen BYRON (Angel), Abraham SOFAER (The Judge), Raymond MASSEY (Abraham Farlan)
Directed byEmeric Powell