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Nunsploitation meets the art house in these delirious tales of repressed sexuality, madness, and mass hysteria from visionary iconoclasts of the British cinema. High up in the Himalayas, the sisters of an Anglican convent get hot under their habits as they try to resist earthly temptations in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s feverish Technicolor hallucination BLACK NARCISSUS. Then we’re whisked away to seventeenth-century France, where demonic possession and sexual frenzy run riot in a nunnery in Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS, a massively controversial heathen freak-out banned around the world for its searing sacrilegious imagery.