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House of Women

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Synopsis

Revisiting the audition process for the character of Kanchi in Powell and Pressburger’s 1947 'Black Narcissus'. The coveted role went to actor Jean Simmons.
By auditioning only Indian ex-pat or first-generation British Asian women and non-binary individuals, filmmaker Michelle Williams Gamaker re-casts a Kanchi for the 21st Century, who crucially speaks.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
14 mins 6 secs
Format
16mm
Director
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Producer
Joshua Llewellyn (Somebody Nobody Productions)
Editor
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Screenwriter
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Director of Photography
Tom Wright
Sound
Martin Clarke (Sound Recordist), Sara Pinheiro (Sound Design)
Principal Cast
Kelly Hunter, Krishna Istha, Jasdeep Kandola, Tina Mander, Arunima Rajkumar

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Last updated 3rd December 2018

Production Company

Somebody Nobody Productions
Kennington Enterprise Centre
42 Braganza Street
London
SE17 3RJ
info@somebodynobody.co.uk
http://www.somebodynobody.co.uk