Shot down over occupied Holland, the crew of a Wellington bomber must navigate their way to safety through enemy territory, in this Second World War classic. Written, produced and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (The Red Shoes, A Matter of Life and Death), One of Our Aircraft is Missing is an intense and suspenseful tale of wartime valour and heroism.
An early success for the directing duo, this Academy Award-nominated drama stars a medley of British acting icons, including Eric Portman, Bernard Miles and Googie Withers, appearing in one of her first major film roles.
We are delighted that Professor Ian Christie will be introducing this screening, which will also be prefaced by the short film An Airman’s Letter to His Mother (1941, 5mins): Michael Powell’s powerful propaganda short, narrated by John Gielgud. Ian Christie is a film historian, currently a professor at Birkbeck College, who has been closely involved with the rediscovery of Powell and Pressburger's work. He provided a commentary for the recent blu-ray of ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT.
There will also be a Silver Screen show of this film on 30 Oct, but please note that this won’t have the live introduction or short film.