A Matter of Life and Death
Powell and Pressburger’s allegorical fantasy contemplates love and death.
Dirs Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
With David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey
Digital 4K (in NFT1 and NFT3 only)
A Park Circus release
Powell and Pressburger’s masterpiece begins with a WW2 RAF pilot (Niven) in a damaged bomber speaking to an American radio operator (Hunter) before he jumps out with no parachute; thereafter, he’s caught in a strange limbo as a heavenly tribunal debates his right to live… and love. This warm, wise and witty allegorical fantasy alternates between monochrome and Technicolor, gloriously evident in a 4K restoration.