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Matter of Life and Death, A

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
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The critical consensus

Powell and Pressburger’s wartime drama, starring David Niven as an erroneously alive bomber pilot, is visually extraordinary and politically topical.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 08/12/2017

Features about Matter of Life and Death, A

Thelma Schoonmaker on the Technicolor magic of A Matter of Life and Death

Pamela Hutchinson, The Guardian, 05/12/2017

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday December 8, 2017, until Thursday December 14, 2017. More info:

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Wednesday December 27, 2017, until Sunday December 31, 2017. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday January 2, 2018, until Thursday January 4, 2018. More info:

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