Films By Peter Greenaway

An investigation of lightning as an arbitrary intervention in people's lives with devastating consequences. ... Read more
“Sex, lies and draughtsmanship.” - Guardian ... Still one of Greenaway's best films to date, The Draughtsman's Contract (MIFF 83) delves into the twisted hedonism and rhetoric of 17th century aristocrats, as the wife of the wealthy and cantankerous Mr Herbert commissions a draughtsman to draw 12 pictures of their property in return for payment, board - and a daily dalliance. ... Wry, hilarious and... Read more
"An outrageously unconventional and deliriously profane biopic … this irreverent, yet meticulously researched passion project should catch even cinephiles by surprise." – Variety ... In Eisenstein in Guanajuato, legendary director Peter Greenaway turns his vaunted cinematic eye toward his own cinematic idol – the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein – and delivers yet another inventive, entra... Read more
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 ima... Read more
“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 Op... Read more
A beautifully written and acted drama and yet a highly intellectual film, The Draughtsman's Contract combines the English tradition of film making with a murder story set in the 1690's. ... At the end of the seventeenth century a time of peace and imperial consolidation lay ahead of England, and the gentry now would build grand mansions , plant parks and gardens, and patronise the Arts—then employ... Read more
Peter Greenaway (born 1 942) may well be the most original talent unearthed by the cinema in many years. His short films have been the subject of considerable, often infuriated debate. In them he has mapped out imaginary worlds and kingdoms and now, with The Falls, he has started to tell in more detail about some of the people who populate these worlds. ... He describes this latest film as follows... Read more
A commentary on a Tolkienesque civilisation evoked by stunning and mystical lakeland imagery. ... Read more
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