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still from Black Narcissus ((Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, GB 1947)

Black Narcissus

Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell / GB, 1947 / 99 min.

This steamy psychological portrait of five nuns who open a mission in the Himalayas and succumb to repressed erotic desires and madness, is considered one of the highlights of British cinema. Oscars for camerawork, art direction and set design.

poster Black Narcissus ((Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, GB 1947)
Black Narcissus is considered one of the most exotic films in British cinema. A film historian described it – a loose adaptation of the eponymous novel by British author Rumer Godden – as ‘a sequence of moods, shaped using colour and space’.

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Director

Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

Production year

1947

Country

GB

Original title

Black Narcissus

Length

99 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye Classics

Eye’s collection includes a wealth of classics. We screen them regularly, in various programmes. Eye now brings film history even closer with its new series Eye Classics: three classics a week, chosen by Eye's programmers. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

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still from Black Narcissus ((Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, GB 1947)
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