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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

Imaginative fantasy romance is another classic from the filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. After a strong opening, it does slow down considerably, but strong performances, an original story, and continually surprising imagery keep it compelling. Excellent score by Allan Gray.