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Black Narcissus: My Favourite Powell and Pressburger Film

Sexually repressed nuns go insane in the Himalayas.

Black Narcissus (1947). Credit: General Film Distributors

That subheading may sound like shameless clickbait, but it’s an accurate summary of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1947 masterpiece, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Every serious cineaste has their…

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