The Spirit & The Flesh: Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus is a beautifully shot film Directed by Michael Powell and shot by Cinematographer Jack Cardiff (who won an Academy Award for his work on it) about a group of nuns trying to establish a convent in the Himalayas played by some of Britain’s finest actresses, including Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron, and Flora Robson. Isolation, altitude, weather and culture clashes all come together to put them under intense psychological pressure and drive them towards madness. This is a film that should be better known.

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