See this film: Black Narcissus at the MFA

Another stirring exploration of the power, for good or ill, of the religious sensibility is Michael Powell's Black Narcissus (1947). In it, a troubled nun played by Deborah Kerr (stunning in a wimple), joins three other sisters, some of whom even shakier than she is, in reviving a mission situated high in the Himalayas. Forces both external and internal tempt and threaten them in this intense psychological drama that also features the gorgeous cinematography of Jack Cardiff, who won an Oscar. It screens at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston | Sunday, September 11 @ 2:40 pm | $8; $7 students, seniors | 617.369.3907 or

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