Tales of carnal bargaining, conspiracy, subversion and rage. Peter Greenaway's maverick work embodies all of these and more.
Greenaway remains one of our most controversial contemporary film-makers.
Period drama1993122 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
An apparently miraculous birth is exploited by the authorities in medieval France in Greenaway's disturbing film about corruption, starring Julia Ormond and Ralph Fiennes.
Period drama1982107 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway became a director of international status with this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery.
Drama1987118 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
The splendour of Rome is the setting for Greenaway’s richly symbolic work, with Brian Dennehy as the American architect.
Drama1996126 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Ewan McGregor followed Trainspotting with this bewitching fusion of flesh and text for Peter Greenaway, a visually erotic delight co-starring Vivian Wu.
Fantasy1991127 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
John Gielgud plays The Tempest’s Prospero, and Greenaway experiments with digital techniques to further his vision.
Comedy1988119 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Sex, death, number counting and game playing co-exist in Greenaway’s morbidly humorous and quite brilliant work.
Comedy1999121 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
A son tries to help his grief-stricken father by creating a harem at their spacious home in Peter Greenaway's Palme d'Or-nominated film.
Biopic2015106 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
One of Britain’s most inventive filmmakers, Peter Greenaway, tackles the story of arguably the most influential filmmaker in cinema history, Sergei Eisenstein.
Animation & Artists Moving Image1985117 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Following a fatal car crash involving a swan outside a zoo, twin-brother zoologists Oliver and Oswald become fascinated by the processes of decay.
Animation & Artists Moving Image1980195 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway's epic first feature, constructed as an excerpt from an imagined, filmic directory listing everyone affected by VUE – the Violent Unknown Event
Documentary2008105 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Greenaway's companion documentary piece to Nightwatching is a forensic examination of Rembrandt’s painting.
Biopic2012117 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
An artist stages a series of erotic dramatisations illustrating sexual taboos from the Old Testament, in this startling and shocking return from director Peter Greenaway.
Documentary201760 minsDirector: Saskia Boddeke
Saskia Boddeke, filmmaker and wife of Peter Greenaway, produces an exquisite, irreverent and intimate portrait of the great director working with his daughter to create an alphabet that catalogues moments of his life and career.
Biopic2010136 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Martin Freeman’s hearty turn as Rembrandt anchors one of Peter Greenaway’s most accessible films, charting the creation of the Dutch master’s key work, ‘The Night Watch’.