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Eight and a Half Women

Peter Greenaway - Eight and a Half Women
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).
Eight and a half women tells the story of a quiet rich Swiss businessman who lives in Geneva and his son fascinated by earthquakes. When the father's much-loved wife dies, the son tries to help him overcome his grief. He introduces his father to Fellini's universe to awaken his desire to women. They will eventually create their own domestic bordello. The film tells the story of the brothel, and its eight and a half women, that lasts three years before being broken up and finally destroyed in a seism. Shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
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.
published in October 1999
English edition
21,5 x 18,5 cm (softcover)
128 pages (32 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-906571-82-2
EAN : 9782906571822
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