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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