Monday, April 19, 2010

Lus an Chromchinn Dubh: Léirmheas Scannáin

Leánaim leabhar faoi Tibéad anois. Is maith liom scéal leis radharc a shuíomh ina Hiomaleathaí. Tá suim agam a chur an India fós.

Mar sin, chuaigh mé i leith mo mac is sine le déanaí. Bhreatnaigh muid an scannán seo ar chéile. Tá bean rialta Anglacánlach, is í a bhí le Deborah Kerr, in eineacht ceathrar chuideachtaí eile in aice leis Darjeeling go tuaisceart na h-India.

D'imigh siad a deisiú saraighlí sléibhteach ann. Thosaigh siad oispidéal agus scoil chlochar ansiúd. Mar sin féin, b'fhéidir dúisíonn mna rialta maca míshásta na áit go raibh harám múchaithe ag imeall.

Measaim go raibh fáithscéal. Ní raibh ábalta mna rialta a fáil cothromaíocht idir dhá foirceann. Faigheann cúigear ban siadsan féin go raibh i ngéarchaill.

Críochnóidh siad ag aghaidh poil os comhair a chéile. Níl fhíos acusan a foghlaim an slí fhírinne. Ní inseoidh dithreabheach Indiach focal amháin dóibh. Inseoidh raigairnealaí focail ráflách go leor orthu.

Cheap mé go raibh ró-mhéaldrámata ar barr air. Nuair chuaigh an scéal sa bhile buac, smoaioinaigh mé go raibh ag déanta ró-aisteoireacht ar bun-phairteánnaí. Ach, comhairlím an scannán seo mar cineamatgrafaí agus amharc mór airsean féin ar deireadh.

"Black Narcissus": Film Review.

I am reading a book about Tibet now. I like a story with a setting in the Himalayas. I also have an interest in India.

Therefore, I joined my older son recently. We watched this film together. An Anglican nun ["woman of heaven" in Irish] who's played by Deborah Kerr, accompanies four other companions to near Darjeeling in the North of India.

They set off to repair a mountainous seraglio. They start a hospital and convent school over there. All the same, perhaps the nuns rouse up uneasy echoes of the quenched harem all around.

I judge that it was a fable. The nuns aren't able to find a balance between two opposites. The female quintet finds themselves reduced to extremes.

They end facing contrary poles together. They do not know how to learn the way of truth. The holy Indian man will not tell a single word to them. The rake will tell many raffish words to them.

I thought it was too melodramatic at the climax. When the story reached its culmination, I felt it made for over-acting in the primary roles. But, I recommend this film for cinematography and an ultimately grand vision in itself.

Tréiléar/Trailer: "1947 Tréiléar le 'Lus an Chromchinn Dubh'"

2 comments:

tamerlane said...

I saw this film, and it left me lusting after Deborah Kerr. The habit be damned; I always lust after Deborah Kerr,

Fionnchú said...

I lusted after the crazy gal myself, Sister Ruth played by Kathleen Byron. Name-checking now alerted me that she was the director's current mistress and Kerr his ex at the time of filming. Kerr's Irish accent seemed so muted I took her for a Brit, or some deracinated Scot at least. The film looks great and I found it melodramatically imbalanced, but who could scowl at Sabu, Himalayan vistas in lush Technicolor, and wild storm-tossed repressed lust?