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Stairway to Heaven

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom, 1946

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film A Matter of Life and Death

When a British soldier cheats death during WWII, he is granted a heavenly trial to argue that his life should be extended on the grounds that during his extra time he fell in love. Beautiful technicolor cinematography by Jack Cardiff (his first feature film), and brilliant direction by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, A MATTER LIFE AND DEATH is one of cinema's great emotional spectacles.