Goltzius and the Pelican Company 2014
128 mins Netherlands Director. Peter Greenaway
In 16th-century France, Dutch artist Goltzius stages a series of erotic dramatisations illustrating sexual taboos from the Old Testament, in order to persuade his patron to fund a printing press.
The latest work from the celebrated and controversial director Peter Greenaway (recent recipient of a lifetime achievement award at the BAFTAs) brilliantly showcases his legendary trademarks for breath-taking visual framing and provocative subject-matters, in a film almost certainly destined to delight, disturb and divide audiences. (Please note that although this is an English-language film it is subtitled in English by default due to heavy accents.)