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.
- Production Year
- Country of Production
- United Kingdom
- Running Time
- 100 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012
- Sunday, Apr 8, 2012
- Friday, Apr 6, 2012
- 9:40pm · 5:20pm
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