Bertrand Tavernier on BLACK NARCISSUS
Black Narcissus • 8m 52s
French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier has long championed the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and he was close to Powell for many years. This introduction to BLACK NARCISSUS was recorded for the Institut Lumière in 2006.
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