Black Narcissus

A film by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

A group of Anglican nuns travels to a remote location in the Himalayas (the Palace of Mopu, near Darjeeling) to set up a school and hospital and ‘tame’ the local people and environment, by conversion and gardening, only to find themselves increasingly seduced by the sensuality of their surroundings in a converted seraglio, and by the local British agent Dean (David Farrar).

Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), the Sister Superior, is attempting to forget a failed romance at home in Ireland. Tensions mount as Dean’s laid-back charm makes an impression on Clodagh, but also attracts the mentally unstable Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron), who becomes pathologically jealous of Clodagh, resulting in a nervous breakdown and a violent climax.

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1947
Country of Production
United Kingdom
Language
English
Running Time
100 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012
5:20pm
Sunday, Apr 8, 2012
7:45pm
Friday, Apr 6, 2012
9:40pm · 5:20pm

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