Painting With Light

  • Craig McCall /
  • UK /
  • 2007 /
  • 25 mins


In honour of the late Jack Cardiff (1914 – 2009) EIFF is proud to present a free screening of Craig McCall’s documentary Painting With Light, which reveals the influences behind Jack’s stunning, Oscar® winning cinematography on the classic British film Black Narcissus. Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell and actress Kathleen Byron (Sister Ruth) among others, explain the unique power and timeless allure of this masterpiece which brought him world-wide acclaim and propelled him to the top of his profession, making his name synonymous with Technicolor photography and widely recognised as the greatest cinematographer of all time.

The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with Craig McCall.

I began to have a very strong affinity towards British cinema, because of my recognition of Jack Cardiff’s name actually.
Martin Scorsese from Painting With Light

He gave me half my performance with his lighting
Kathleen Byron from Painting With Light

2009 Archive

Image from Painting With Light

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