Powell & Pressburger
Step into the dreamy cinematic universe of Powell and Pressburger…
Michael Powell was a romantic, adventurous director who cut his teeth as an assistant on silent movies. Emeric Pressburger was a sharp-eyed Hungarian screenwriter who fled Berlin in 1933 and fell in love with the English countryside. Together they turned film on its head, creating some of the richest and most memorable films in cinema history.
We’re teaming up with MAC to celebrate this most distinctive and influential of filmmaking partnerships with a programme of screenings, discussions and special events.
Kicking off with a bang on 28 October, we’re heading to Much Wenlock for a one off screening of Gone to Earth, returning the film to the town where it was shot in July 1949. We’re very excited to be joined by extras Val Roberts, Maureen Norrey and Jim Moore who will share their memories of the summer when Hollywood came to Shropshire.
This season is part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.