Czech fest honors Powell, Pressburger

Karlovy Vary to screen 'Narcissus,' 'Red Shoes'

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival will present a retrospective of the work of film partners Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger at its 45th edition in July.

The celebration of the work of the British director and Hungarian-born screenwriter, who made nearly 20 films together via their Archers Film Prods., will include “A Matter of Life and Death” (also known as “Stairway to Heaven”) (1946), “Black Narcissus” (1947), “The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp” (1943) and “The Red Shoes” (1948), which was digitally restored by Martin Scorsese’s the Film Foundation, together with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and shown at Cannes last year.

Powell, who died in 1990, began his career as an assistant to silent-era director Rex Ingram and later collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock. Pressburger, who died in 1988, fled Nazi-occupied Europe to settle in England. They shared a writer-director-producer credit on most of their films.

The pair “created films provocative for their unclassifiability at a time when British film sought strength in near documentary-like realism or escape in comedies and melodramas,” reps for the Czech fest said Wednesday.

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