Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1947
Starring: David Farrar, Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, Kathleen Byron, Sabu
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One of the most breathtaking films by the legendary filmmaking team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, BLACK NARCISSUS is the portrait of an isolated convent in the Himalayas located in a former harem. Deborah Kerr plays the ambitious sister superior who takes on the seemingly impossible task of establishing a school and hospital and Kathleen Byron plays an increasingly unhinged nun who further imperils their plans.
“★★★★★ “Run, don’t walk to see this 1947 classic.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian