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Black Narcissus Previous Broadcasts

(1946) (Episode #1018)

KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2017 -- 9:35 PM

This 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 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 a great achievement by two of cinema's true visionaries.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 -- 3:35 AM
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