BLACK NARCISSUS

 (Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1946) 99 minutes

BLACK NARCISSUS

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Producers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Screenplay: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger,
from the novel by Rumer Godden
Photography: Jack Cardiff
Editor: Reginald Mills
Music: Brian Easdale
Deboarh Kerr (Sister Clodagh)
David Farrar (Mr Dean)
Flora Robson (Sister Philippa)
Jean Simmons (Kanchi)
Sabu (Young Prince)
Esmond Knight (Old General)

Reviews and notes

Anglo-Catholic nuns in the Himalayas have trouble with climate, morale, and one of their number who goes mad of sex frustratioin. An unlikely theme produces one of the cinema's most beautiful films, a visual and emotional stunner despite some narrative uncertainty.
-Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Film Guide, Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977.

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