Peter Greenaway

 
Peter Greenaway (born, 1942 in Newport, Wales, lives and works in Amsterdam) trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his curatorial work and the making of exhibitions and installations in Europe from the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona to the Boijmans van Beuningen Gallery in Rotterdam and the Louvre in Paris. He has made 12 feature films and some 50 short-films and documentaries, been regularly nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Glen Branca, Wim Mertens, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik and David Lang. His first narrative feature film, The Draughtsman's Contract, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as an original film maker, a reputation consolidated by the films, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover, The Pillow Book, and The Tulse Luper Suitcases.

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Peter Greenaway - Joseph
2016
English edition
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The script for Joseph, the new film by Peter Greenaway, an ironic portrayal of the figure of Joseph, father of Jesus. Here, God—“the other father”—becomes, in Greenaway's words, “vulnerable to jealousy… since he has a rival on earth.”
Peter Greenaway - The OK Doll
2014
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Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka's love for Alma Mahler was so great that he had a life-sized model of her made. The OK Doll, by Peter Greenaway, is the script for an unrealized film about the doll that Kokoschka lived with for three years.
Peter Greenaway - The Food of Love
2014
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What happened to the boy Tadzio on the Venetian Lido beach in Thomas Mann's and Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice? British director Peter Greenaway relates Tadzio's future.
Peter Greenaway - Eisenstein in Guanajuato
2014
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This script by Peter Greenaway follows Russian director Eisenstein to Guanajuato, Mexico, where he worked for ten days on Que Viva Mexico. Ten days that shook Eisenstein face to face with sex and death which changed the man and the filmmaker.
Peter Greenaway - Goltzius & the Pelican Company
2009
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The screenplay of Goltzius & the Pelican Company‏—the second feature film in the series “Dutch Masters” of Peter Greenawayabout Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints.
Peter Greenaway - Les Historiens - Livre 39 – Grandeur et décadence du théâtre de gestes
2007
French edition
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The first volume of an experimental series on historiography devoted to the place of gesture and language in the historical narrative.
Peter Greenaway - The Historians - Book 39 – The Rise & Fall of Gestures Drama
2007
English edition
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The first volume of an experimental series on historiography devoted to the place of gesture and language in the historical narrative.
Peter Greenaway - La Ronde de nuit
2006
French edition
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Following the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth, this film script re-reads Rembrandt's most celebrated painting.
Peter Greenaway - Nightwatching
2006
English edition
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Following the 400th anniversary of the painter's birth, this film script re-reads Rembrandt's most celebrated painting, The Nightwatch. Nightwatching is the first of a series of films dedicated to the golden age of Dutch painting.
Peter Greenaway - Gold
2002
French edition
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An illustrated novel about the spoliation of property by the Nazi regime, working as an extension of the film trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases.
Peter Greenaway - Gold
2002
English edition
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An illustrated novel about the spoliation of property by the Nazi regime, working as an extension of the film trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases.
Peter Greenaway - A Zed and Two Noughts
2000
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Divided in eight sequences corresponding to the stages of Darwin's Theory of Evolution, A Zed and Two Noughts (Z.O.O) stars two zoologists and conjoined brothers whose lives are dramatically altered when their wives are killed in a car crash. A tragic story in which Greenaway discusses the irreversibility of death as opposed to the reversibility of forms.
Peter Greenaway - The Belly of an Architect
2000
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An American architect goes to Rome to oversee an exhibition on Étienne-Louis Boullée, a French architect from the Eighteenth Century. Accompanied by his young pregnant wife, he soon complains of abdominal pain... This film is a tribute to the figure of the circle, either in Boullée's spherical constructions or through the image of the belly bearing death (the architect's cancer) and life (his pregnant wife).
Peter Greenaway - Huit femmes et demie
1999
French edition
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Eight and a half women is a laconic black comedy, an examination of the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and its consequences, as well as a homage to Fellini (film script).
Peter Greenaway - Eight and a Half Women
1999
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Eight and a half women is a laconic black comedy, an examination of the age-old phenomenon of male sexual fantasy, its roots and its consequences, as well as a homage to Fellini (film script).
Peter Greenaway - Fear of Drowning by Numbers - Règles du jeu
1998
bilingual edition (English / French)
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As a footnote to the film Drowning By Numbers, and with intelligence, humour and causticity, Peter Greenaway has undertaken to comment in 100 chapters on the story, the sub-plots, the creation and the possible continuations of his film.
Peter Greenaway - Le Grand Atelier de Peter Greenaway
1998
French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
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Collection of texts.
Peter Greenaway - The Pillow Book
1997
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Set in Kyoto and Hong Kong at the very end of the 20th century, this film pays homage to The Pillow book written at the very end of the 10th century by court lady Sei Shōnagon.
Peter Greenaway - The Pillow Book
1997
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Set in Kyoto and Hong Kong at the very end of the 20th century, this film pays homage to The Pillow book written at the very end of the 10th century by court lady Sei Shōnagon.
Peter Greenaway - The Baby of Mâcon
1994
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In a time of plague when the community of the cathedral city of Mâcon is struck with infertility, a beautiful, healthy child is born. He is immediately seen as an opportunity for profit, both by his own sister and by the Church. The newborn brings prosperity and is considered to be a saint. Until greed and ambition lead to his tragic demise.
Peter Greenaway - The Baby of Mâcon
1994
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In a time of plague when the community of the cathedral city of Mâcon is struck with infertility, a beautiful, healthy child is born. He is immediately seen as an opportunity for profit, both by his own sister and by the Church. The newborn brings prosperity and is considered to be a saint. Until greed and ambition lead to his tragic demise.
Peter Greenaway - The Falls
1993
French edition
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A commission examines a sample of 92 persons subject to an enigmatic obsession with birdwatching and flying: a fictional investigation playing with the codes of documentary journalism which served as a script for Greenaway's film The Falls.
Peter Greenaway - The Falls
1993
English edition
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A commission examines a sample of 92 persons subject to an enigmatic obsession with birdwatching and flying: a fictional investigation playing with the codes of documentary journalism which served as a script for Greenaway's film The Falls.
Peter Greenaway - Rosa
1993
French edition
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The libretto to the opera Rosa, with music by the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
Peter Greenaway - Rosa
1993
English edition
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The libretto to the opera Rosa, with music by the Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.