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Black Narcissus (PG)

Powell and Pressburger’s iconic drama follows a group of nuns struggling to establish a convent in the Himalayas.

This dark, acclaimed drama charts the downfall of a group of nuns in the Himalayas. Attempting to establish a convent, they are driven mad by the isolation of the mountains and the temptation of a British agent.  

Featuring a remarkable cast of British actresses and stunning hand-painted backdrops, Black Narcissus is a breathtaking cinematic accomplishment that lives long in the memory.

Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

  • DIRECTOR: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 
  • CAST: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson 
  • LANGUAGE: English 


Cinema Unbound is a fascinating new season that offers audiences the chance to see four acclaimed masterpieces from iconic British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 

Known as The Archers, the duo’s work encapsulates all that cinema can be, marrying wondrous technical filmmaking feats with achingly romantic emotional themes.