Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger. 

A major BFI UK-wide film celebration of one of the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships in the history of cinema: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, best known for their iconic films including The Red Shoes (1948), A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Black Narcissus (1947), comes to big screens nationwide this autumn. 

From October 2023 join us in a celebration of their work which feature stories inspired by island communities and screened in atmospheric locations.

Michael Powell had a great love of Scotland, particularly the Scottish Islands.

Through these screenings we reflect on the past, the future and our Gaelic culture and heritage through the films of Powell and Pressburger. 

I Know Where I am: Michael Powell’s Island Worlds

Thursday 30th November 7.30pm

Online or in venue

Michael Powell was a filmmaker with a remarkable feeling for landscapes and the emotions they evoke. He came from the ‘heart of England’ but he was also passionate about the highlands and islands of Scotland. He was a firm internationalist, especially in his partnership with Emeric Pressburger. His approach to stories meant that the locations he chose also prompted the fantastical and in this illustrated talk we explore both the ‘real’ and the imaginary island worlds of his films from Shetland and the Inner Hebrides to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Join us for this pre-recorded illustrated talk available on our streaming platform:

Watch the talk any time before 8.30pm on the 30th November and then join us on Zoom with Roy Stafford to discuss and share ideas from the session.

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