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Pillow Book, The

 

UK 1997, 126 minutes
Dir. Peter Greenaway
Genres: Drama

Topics: Arthouse, Period - Middle Ages.

 

Aroview: Peter Greenaway's further explores the perimeters of cinema with this lush, seductive tale that intertwines the delights of the flesh and literature.

Inspired by an ancient text, a Japanese woman with a calligraphy fetish exacts cunning revenge on a gay publisher by sending him a succession of enscribed naked men, including her bisexual lover Ewan McGregor. Not so much edited as elaborately composited, this original, if overlong, eye-banquet may inspire you to throw out that PC and go back to pen-and-ink.

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