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Made in England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger
1981 King of Comedy

Made in England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger

classified 12A

Until Thu 23 May

David Hinton
Martin Scorsese, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
131 mins, 2024, UK
Primary language
“A unique homage to two legends.” Empire

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.

This film contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

  • Screenings of Made in England: The Films of Powell & Pressburger on Tue 21 May are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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