Neil Labute on

Black Narcissus

Released 1947
Distributor Universal

Jack Cardiff’s breathtaking cinematography for Powell-Pressburger’s spectral saga of madness and Himalayan nunnery is one of the greatest uses of Technicolor ever. One of a kind, essential viewing for anyone interested in cinema.

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About Neil Labute

Neil Labute is a writer/director who has worked in radio, television, film and theater. He watches many more films than he will ever make and is thankful that he has enough shelf space at home for the Criterion Collection. When he grows up, he would like to be a cowboy or an astronaut (a nurse or ballerina run a close third and fourth).