7.30pm, BIRDS NEST
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Tensions grow when a group of Anglo-Catholic nuns open a school and a hospital in a remote Himalayan community. Released in 1947, the year that India gained independence, this delirious Powell and Pressburger’s melodrama is one of the most erotic films ever to emerge from British cinema.
“A violent cauldron of conflicting desires… What better theatre in which to explore desire, hysteria, temptation and sexuality than a remote convent high up in the Indian Himalayas?” TIME OUT
“A magical feat and a high artistic achievement… pitch-perfect performances from a formidable ensemble, led by Deborah Kerr and David Farrar.” SCOPE
“Finding themselves disturbed by all manner of natural phenomena – extremes of temperature, weather, and a maverick local expat’s rugged charms – it is only a matter of time before hardship and temptation gradually draw the women away from their vocation, and they descend into doubt, jealousy and madness.” BBC
“An extraordinary melodrama of repressed love and Forsterian Englishness – or rather Irishness – coming unglued in the vertiginous landscape of South Asia.” GUARDIAN