Black NarcissusPG

Directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger | UK | 1947 | 1h 41m | Starring Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

A group of Anglican nuns open a makeshift convent in the Himalayan mountains. However, the harsh climate and the unexpected presence of a British agent sow discord among the sisters, escalating tensions within their secluded world. Renowned for its exquisite cinematography and highlighted by Deborah Kerr’s exceptional lead performance, Powell and Pressburger’s psychosexual melodrama delves into the intricate interplay between faith, desire, and isolation.

Reviews

‘There’s something truly unearthly about this place of howling winds, yawning chasms and atmosphere thick with temptation. Sanctity, it will be proven, is no match for sin.’
★★★★★
Keith Uhlich, Time Out

‘Run, don’t walk to see this 1947 classic from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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We showed Black Narcissus between December 17, 2023 and December 18, 2023.

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21:00

The Settlers 15
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Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)

15:45

The Settlers 15
1h 41m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
A wealthy landowner enlists the services of three mercenaries to safeguard his estate. But is there a hidden agenda? Award-winning anti-Western set against the backdrop of early 20th-century Chile.

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18:00

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Amis' novel.

Book here

20:30

The Iron Claw 15
2h 12m
Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) star in Sean Durkin's emotional heavyweight melodrama about the Von Erich brothers who battled tragedy to become wrestling royalty in the 1980s.

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