Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger

Directed by: David Hinton
Runtime: 2h 11min Certificate: 12A
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Directed by: David Hinton
Runtime: 2h 11min Certificate: 12A
Topics: Arts & Culture, History & Archive

Martin Scorsese first encountered the films of Powell and Pressburger when he was a child, sitting in front of the family TV. When their famous logo came up on screen, Scorsese says, "You knew you were in for fantasy, wonder, magic - real film magic."

Now, he tells the story of his lifelong love affair with their movies, including The Red Shoes, The Life and Death Of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus, and The Tales of Hoffmann.

Drawing on a rich array of archive material, Scorsese explores in full the collaboration between the Englishman Powell and the Hungarian Pressburger – two romantics and idealists, who thrived in the face of adversity during World War II but were eventually brought low by the film industry of the 1950s.

In this intimate, personal celebration of their films, Scorsese celebrates Powell and Pressburger’s ability to create “subversive commercial movies” and describes how deeply their films have influenced his own work.

Screening times and booking

Sun 26th May 19:50
Mon 27th May 14:00
Wed 29th May 20:30
Thu 30th May 15:00

Prices

Off Peak: £5 (£5 concessions)

Peak: £9 (£7 concessions)

Prices

Off Peak: £5 (£5 concessions)

Peak: £9 (£7 concessions)