“The Black Narcissus” (1947)


First published 02/19/2012

“The Black Narcissus,” from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (the British filmmaking duo known as “the Archers”), is a great film that sits between psychological drama and hysterical melodrama. It’s due to this combination that the film exudes a dream-like energy that I’ve yet to experience from other 1940s films, although the film does bear marks of its time.

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