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Powell + Pressburger

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

Sunday 12th November 2023 at 3pm

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Powell + Pressburger » The Boy Who Turned Yellow
Sunday 12th November 2023
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Our family screening, suitable for ages 5 and up – the final collaboration between Powell and Pressburger, this sci-fi, fantasy film was made for the Children’s Film Foundation starts when a boy loses his pet mouse on a trip to the Tower of London before everything turns yellow…!

This film was introduced by Stephen Blakemore of Paradiso Folkestone, and was preceded by a short 15-minute film from the Children’s Film Foundation. It was screening as part of the Powell + Pressburger film season taking place from October to December across venues in Folkestone.  Find out more at PPFolkestone.co.uk.

Don’t miss the FREE drop-in poster-making workshop at Fourth Wall on Saturday 18th November, from 11am to 4pm, including a The Boy Who Turned Yellow poster competition for anyone aged 16 years or under. To enter, either deliver your completed film poster to Paradiso before the workshop date, or create/submit it during the workshop on the 18th. Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries of the “10 & under”, and “11 to 16” age categories.

The Boy Who Turned Yellow

  • Directed by

    Michael Powell

  • Genre

    Family, Fantasy

  • Details

    UK • 1972 • 55 mins

  • Certificate


On a school trip to the Tower of London, John is upset when he loses one of his pet mice. Later that day, everything turns bright yellow, and John is sent on a bizarre adventure to find his mouse.

The final collaboration between Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, this was also the last theatrical film directed by Powell. Made for the Children’s Film Foundation, it was intended to be shown in the cinema as part of a children’s weekend matinee.

Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger

Taking place from October – December 2023, Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger is a UK-wide film celebration of one of the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships in the history of cinema: Michael Powell (1905 to 1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902 to 1988), best known for iconic films including The Red Shoes (1948), A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Black Narcissus

Powell + Pressburger is showing at the Silver Screen Cinema with support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.