Monty Python's 1979 comedy Life Of Brian is to be screened in a U.K. town 35 years after local officials banned the movie over its "blasphemous" content.

City officials in Truro, in Cornwall, south west England, took offence to the religious themes in the film, in which a man named Brian is born on the same day as Jesus Christ and mistaken for the Messiah.

They banned the movie along with a number of other local authorities in Britain, but the order has since been lifted due to a change in the law and Life of Brian is now to receive its premiere in Truro at a charity screening in December (14).

The film will be screened at Truro's Plaza cinema and the event will raise money for MACmillan Cancer Support.