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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Richmond Hill's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

Probably the most assured P&P fantasia with a firmer narrative than usual to contain the metaphysical treaties and romantic whimsies - all realised by some of the most gloriously assured and apposite technical solutions imaginable. Despite a longeure eulogising egalitarianism, this is a tightly logical and witty affair on the way of things and repays repeated viewings.