Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger

From Fri 24 to Tue 28 May
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In the words of Martin Scorsese, the films of Powell and Pressburger were “grand, poetic, wise, adventurous, headstrong, enraptured by beauty, deeply romantic, and completely uncompromising”.

Directed by two-time BAFTA and Emmy winning filmmaker David Hinton and narrated by Martin Scorsese, this documentary is a personal and moving look at two of British cinema’s greatest directors. As a creative duo, Powell and Pressburger created some of the great classics of the British golden age, including The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. These films have captivated the young Martin Scorsese and shaped his own filmmaking.

This unparalleled exploration of their genius is brought to life thanks to a treasure trove of rare archival material from the personal collections of Powell, Pressburger and Scorsese, as well as diaries, audio recordings, home movies, personal snapshots and of course the films themselves.

Next Showing

Ciné Lumière II
Edinburgh