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The Belly of an Architect 15 rating

The splendour of Rome is the setting for Greenaway’s richly symbolic work, with Brian Dennehy as the American architect.

Drama 1987 118 mins

Director: Peter Greenaway



Visiting Rome to curate an exhibition of the problematic 18th-century French neoclassical architect Étienne-Louis Boullée, American architect Stourley Kracklite finds his health, marriage and mental wellbeing under threat the more he loses himself in his work. Employing the use of symbolic imagery, symmetry and foreshadowing, Greenaway brilliantly creates a work that is accessible and striking, aided in no small part by Brian Dennehy’s powerful performance.