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Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger

Dir: David Hinton
Cast: Martin Scorsese, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
133mins   2024   UK   12A   English    Audio Described

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, in this documentary, 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.

Scorsese celebrates their ability to create "subversive commercial movies" and describes how deeply their films have influenced his own work.

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Showtimes


Sat 18 May

17:00

Sun 19 May

16:45

Mon 20 May

14:40

Tue 21 May

11:20
20:00

Wed 22 May

11:30
17:25

Thu 23 May

20:05