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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - film screening

Time/Date - 14:00 - 16:40, Sunday 27 January 2013

The passions and pitfalls of a lifetime in the military are dramatised in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s magnificent epic. This is the third film in the Luke and Hewitt film season, in association with Queen's Film Theatre (QFT).

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1934 film The Life and Death of Colonel BlimpThis film follows the exploits of pristine British soldier Clive Candy (Roger Livesey) as he battles to maintain his honour and proud gentlemanly conduct through romance, three wars, and a changing world.

This is the third in a short season of films to coincide with the exhibition 'Northern Rhythm: The Art of John Luke (1906-1975)', a retrospective of one of Northern Ireland’s most celebrated artists. In 1932, John Luke met John Hewitt, then assistant curator who would eventually become Deputy Director and Keeper of Art at the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery (now the Ulster Museum). The films in this season, suggested by critic and broadcaster Mike Catto, offer connections to John Luke and his lifelong friend.

Film information:

  • The film will take place in the Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre
  • The film will start at 2pm and will last 2 hours 36 minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 1943
  • Genre: Drama/Romance/War
  • The cast includes Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr and Michael Anton Walbrook

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Image caption: from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1943 film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

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