Black Narcissus

Before their masterpiece The Red Shoes Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger made a series of increasingly great films. We talk about two of them this week and next.

First up is 1947's Black Narcissus, a feverish technicolor condemnation of British imperialism in India. Well, that's one reading at least. At it's most basic it's about nuns that go crazy. Who doesn't love a story about insane nuns?