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Info: BLACK NARCISSUS

BLACK NARCISSUS (NR)
1 hrs, 42 mins
RELEASE:
08/13/1947
CAST:
Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, Nancy Roberts, David Farrar, Sabu
DIRECTOR:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

TICKETS / Atlanta / Midtown Art Cinema

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This explosive film about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Stairway to Heaven, The Red Shoes). A group of nuns—played by some of Britain's finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr (From Here to Eternity, An Affair to Remember), Kathleen Byron, Flora Robson (The Rise of Catherine the Great, Wuthering Heights) and Jean Simmons (Great Expectations, Hamlet)—struggle to establish a convent in the snowcapped Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad. A darkly grand film that won Oscars for Alfred Junge’s art direction and cinematography by Jack Cardiff (The Red Shoes, The African Queen), Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema's true visionaries.