Black Narcissus (1947)
A Film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:41:03 | 7,76 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English SDH
Genre: Drama | The Criterion Collection #93 Reissue
This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns - played by some of Britain’s finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson - struggle to establish a convent in the 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 Jack Cardiff’s cinematography, Black Narcissus is one of the greatest achievements by two of cinema’s true visionaries.