A great classic directed by the legendary filmmakers of theRed Slippers!
Acongregation of nuns goes to an old harem located in the foothills of the Himalayas to establish a dispensary there. The sisters are helped in their tasks by Dean, a British agent who has been in the area for a long time. Quickly, Sister Superior Clodagh takes offense at the latter's conduct. Within the community, tensions are exacerbated and the nuns go through heavy ordeals, both for the body and for the spirit...
A sensual drama, Le Narcisse noir is an atypical work by Powell and Pressburger ( Les Chaussons rouges ). Decisive for a whole generation of directors, it is one of the most beloved and commented films of classic cinema. Confronting desire and the forbidden with extreme audacity, the staging is based on the vertiginous beauty of Indian mountains painted in trompe-l'oeil and the feverish grace of Deborah Kerr ( Colonel Blimp , The Innocents ). An ideal of cinema rewarded with two Oscar®, including that of the best cinematography!
THE BLACK NARCISSUS (1947 – Colors – 100 mins) SUPPLEMENTS * . ONCE UPON A TIME "THE BLACK NARCISSUS" (24 mins) Collaborators and relatives of the Archers remember the production of Black Narcissus, the talent of Deborah Kerr and return to the great success of the film and the recognition of the duo Michael Powell – Emeric Pressburger.
. SPECTRUM (32 mins) Darius Khondji, famous director of photography of The City of Lost Children, Seven and Minuit in Paris, delivers a valuable analysis of Black Narcissus, and describes his personal approach to light in cinema.