Academy to release restored print
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that it will unspool a restored print of the 1946 pic “A Matter of Life and Death” (aka “Stairway to Heaven”) July 21.
Restoration was executed by the Academy Film Archive and Sony Pictures Entertainment, in collaboration with the British Film Institute’s National Film, Television and Video Archive.
Pic, which stars David Niven, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron and Richard Attenborough, was written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
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