A Matter Of Life And Death

A Matter Of Life And Death

Powell and Pressburger's (literally) timeless classic returns to our screens for festive screenings.

Squadron Leader Peter Carter (David Niven) is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator (Kim Hunter). After jumping out of the plane he miraculously survives, meets the woman he spoke to and they fall in love.

Although he appears to be unhurt, he has in fact suffered severe concussion which is accompanied by a series of strange hallucinations.

During a brain operation, he meets characters from another world, and whilst he undergoes this dangerous operation, his spirit is put on trial. The verdict will decide whether he will live or die.

Saturday 23 December's screening at Curzon Canterbury will be introduced by Eddie McMillan and Bryan Hawkins from Canterbury Christ Church University.


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger


David Niven, Kim Hunter

Running Time:

104 minutes


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