World soundtrack awards
Black Narcissus
Archived: Black Narcissus (1947)

director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

composer: Brian Easdale
With: Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird, Jean Simmons, Kathleen Byron, Judith Furse, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes


After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and ten- sion - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings. "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." (Criterion)


director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
composer: Brian Easdale
producer: Michael Powell
screenplay: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, adapted from the novel by Rumer Godden
Editor: Reginald Mills
Cinematography: Jack Cardiff

production company: The Archers

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
Country: United Kingdom
year: 1947


MICHAEL POWELL (1905-1990): Caste (uncredited - 1930), Two Crowded Hours (Short - 1931), My Friend the King (1932), The Rasp (Short - 1932), Rynox (1932), The Star Reporter (Short - 1932), Hotel Splendide (1932), C.O.D. (1932), His Lordship (1932), Born Lucky (1933), The Fire Raisers (1934), Strike! (1934), Something Always Happens (1934), The Phantom Light (1935), The Girl in the Crowd (1935), Lazybones (1935), The Love Test (1935), The Murder Party (1935), The Price of… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,37


Film Fest Gent -
Film Fest Gent -
Film Fest Gent -
Online communication by Lavagraphics