For the month of March, Gus Fisher Gallery is hosting weekly film screenings relating to the current exhibition I Multiply Each Day

Black Narcissus (1947)

Written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

Duration: 99 minutes

Thursday 3 March, 6.30pm

Adapted from the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden, Black Narcissus tells the story of a group of Anglo-Catholic nuns who establish a convent and dispensary in a former harem in the Himalayas. The exotic and erotic atmosphere of their new home seeps into the nuns’ cloistered existence, memories of the past compounding uncertainties about the present and pushing each to her own unravelling.

Starring Deborah Kerr as Sister Clodagh, Kathleen Byron as the tormented Sister Ruth, and Jean Simmons as Kanchi, Black Narcissus has been hailed by Martin Scorcese as “one of the first truly erotic films.”

Black Narcissus is the focus of I Multiply Each Day exhibiting artist Michelle Williams Gamaker in particular for its problematic representation of South Asian characters and reinstatement of spectres of imperialism.