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Making A Splash

UK, 1984 (MIFF 1985)

Director: Peter Greenaway

Currently involved in filming the long awaited follow-up to The Draughtsman's Contract, Greenaway has been filling more commissions than he could handle. After the Channel Four series 4 American Composers (Philip Glass, Robert Ashley, John Cage and Meredith Monk), Making A Splash marks a (probably temporary) return to more experimental forms and is composed of a succession of captivating water images set in place by Michael Nyman's insistent music.

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