Trailer for Goltzius and the Pelican Company.
Now 70, iconoclast Peter Greenaway has lost none of his contrarian spirit. Whether youre Godard or Almodovar or Scorsese, its text, text, text, he recently lamented to the Guardian. Everything begins with the text and this is a source of great anguish to me. So please let cinema get on with doing what it does best, which is expressing ideas in visual terms. No surprise then that his latest work is profoundly, stunningly visual. Awash in sexually provocative imagery, this 16th-century tale of duplicity focuses on Goltzius (Ramsey Nasr), a Dutch engraver who runs afoul of the authorities when his reenactments of lustful scenes from the Old Testamentstaged under the auspices of F. Murray Abrahams local noblemanare deemed to have gone beyond the pale in their carnality.
Greenaway again stakes his claim as one of cinemas pre-eminent stylists, lending each scene a painterly quality that dazzles the eye. Ever the provocateur, his penchant for various forms of erotic playthreesomes and incest are but two on displaymake Goltzius an unforgettable journey into Greenaways singular psyche.
- Posted: January 12, 2013
- Director: Peter Greenaway
- Writer: Peter Greenaway
- Studio: Independent
- Release: January 4, 2013
- Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Ramsey Nasr, Kate Moran
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