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Canada / UK / Poland / The Netherlands, 2007 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Peter Greenaway


“Rembrandt is captured in all his joyful, bawdy, self-analyzing ways, prey to passions and capable of real love.” - Variety

Director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) returns with an exploration of greed, lust and art with Nightwatching, the story of Rembrandt and a revelation of the secrets behind his masterwork The Night Watch.
Winner of the Venice Film Festival's Open Prize, and featuring The Office's Martin Freeman as Rembrandt, Nightwatching finds us in 1642 at a turning point in the great master's life - when his most celebrated painting secures his reputation but destroys him socially and financially.
“Here's a man pursuing a career against the odds and I suppose it's a bit of both of wisdom and mortality. What are you in the world for?” - filmmaker Peter Greenaway

D/S Peter Greenaway P Kees Kasander WS ContentFilm International TD 35mm/2007/134mins

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