Chaplin the master of physical comedy and comedic irony shows off his capacity for pathos. The ending gave me goosebumps.
Decided to finally watch after Ari Aster cited as an influence on Midsommar, which I’m watching tomorrow.
Powell & Pressburger are masters when it comes to color & framing, this movie is a visual feast. Black Narcissus follows a group of British nuns who set up a convent in the palace a Himalayan general built for his mistresses. A dramatic and lavish juxtaposition of the sacred & the profane, and how they both play into the orientalist fetishes of a crumbling empire. A suspenseful, well-acted, gorgeous masterpiece (with unfortunately quite a bit of brownface, it was the 40’s after all.)