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Peter Greenaway is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Editor British born on 5 april 1942 at Newport (United-kingdom)

Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 april 1942 (77 years) at Newport (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Golden Calf, Golden Calf for Best Script

Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942) is a British film director. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Common traits in his film are the scenic composition and illumination and the contrasts of costume and nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and painful death.

Biography

Sa ligne de conduite créatrice principale est l'encyclopédisme singulier. Plus directement, pour une large part du public, Peter Greenaway est l'archétype-même du réalisateur "intellectuel", plus soucieux de l'esthétique de ses films, aux images extrêmement soignées et composées, que du récit, parfois elliptique ou abscons. La critique française a toutefois loué la richesse visuelle de ses films et leur foisonnement graphique, que ce soit pour peindre des demeures et des parcs britanniques (Meurtre dans un jardin anglais) ou l'atmosphère nocturne de Rome (Le Ventre de l'architecte).

Bien que son œuvre soit très empreinte de noirceur, l'humour britannique, pince-sans-rire et l'humour noir, y sont très présents. Son travail n'est pas sans rapport avec la pataphysique et l'Oulipo ; lui-même n'y fait pas référence explicitement, mais il a déjà reconnu l'influence sur lui d'Italo Calvino, membre de l'Oulipo. Greenaway utilise souvent la contrainte numérique comme élément de structuration de certaines de ses œuvres. Ses films sont axés sur l'art en général (peinture, architecture, musique...) et révèlent souvent une fascination pour la couleur et les nombres. Les œuvres, sombres et cruelles, privilégient la lenteur et la beauté de la mise en scène au point de créer un certain malaise chez le spectateur.

Jusqu'en 1991, il confia principalement les musiques de ses films à Michael Nyman.

En tant que plasticien, Peter Greenaway est l'auteur de l'exposition STAIRS GENEVE " Du cadrage au public" . Il s'agissait d'une manifestation consacrée au cadrage dans les rues et les espaces publics de la ville de Genève

L'exposition s'est tenue du 23 avril au 31 juillet 1994.

Usually with

Michael Nyman
Michael Nyman
(7 films)
Jan Roelfs
Jan Roelfs
(5 films)
Ben van Os
Ben van Os
(5 films)
Edgar Pêra
Edgar Pêra
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Greenaway (22 films)

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Actor

8 ½ Women
8 ½ Women (1999)
, 1h58
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors John Standing, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette, Annie Yi, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal
Rating58% 2.901432.901432.901432.901432.90143
After the death of his wife (Claire Johnston), wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal (John Standing) and his son Storey (Matthew Delamere) open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" a woman, Simato (Shizuka Inoh), to waive her pachinko debts). They sign one-year contracts with eight (and a half) women to this effect.
The Falls
The Falls (1980)
, 3h15
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors Peter Greenaway
Rating74% 3.7421753.7421753.7421753.7421753.742175
The world has been struck by a mysterious incident called the "Violent Unknown Event" or VUE, which has killed many people and left a great many survivors suffering from a common set of symptoms: mysterious ailments (some appearing to be mutations of evolving into a bird-like form), dreaming of water (categorised by form, such as Category 1, Flight, or Category 3, Waves) and becoming obsessed with birds and flight. Many of the survivors have been gifted with new languages. They have also stopped aging, making them immortal (barring disease or injury).

Director

Eisenstein in Guanajuato, 1h45
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Stelio Savante, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen
Rating62% 3.149333.149333.149333.149333.14933
1931. Le réalisateur Sergueï Eisenstein est au Mexique, à Guanajuato, et tourne son film Que Viva Mexico!.
3X3D
3X3D (2013)
, 1h9
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pêra
Origin Portugal
Genres Drama, Comedy
Rating59% 2.9559352.9559352.9559352.9559352.955935
Goltzius and the Pelican Company, 1h56
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Biography, Documentary, Historical
Actors Ramsey Nasr, F. Murray Abraham, Giulio Berruti, Anna Louise Hassing, Vincent Riotta, Francesco De Vito
Rating66% 3.3479453.3479453.3479453.3479453.347945
The film is based on the life of Hendrik Goltzius, a late 16th century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints. He seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. Goltzius promises him an extraordinary book of pictures of the Old Testament Biblical stories. Erotic tales of the temptation of Adam and Eve, Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Joseph and Potiphar's wife, Samson and Delilah, and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company will offer to perform dramatizations of these erotic stories for his court.
Nightwatching, 2h14
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Peinture
Actors Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Christopher Britton, Jodhi May, Toby Jones, Matthew Walker
Rating66% 3.300443.300443.300443.300443.30044
The film is centred on the creation of The Night Watch, Rembrandt's most famous work, depicting civilian militiamen who wanted to be celebrated in a group portrait. The film posits a conspiracy to murder within the musketeer regiment of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, and suggests that Rembrandt may have immortalized a conspiracy theory using subtle allegory in his group portrait of the regiment, subverting what was to have been a highly prestigious commission for both painter and subject.
8 ½ Women
8 ½ Women (1999)
, 1h58
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors John Standing, Vivian Wu, Toni Collette, Annie Yi, Amanda Plummer, Natacha Amal
Rating58% 2.901432.901432.901432.901432.90143
After the death of his wife (Claire Johnston), wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal (John Standing) and his son Storey (Matthew Delamere) open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" a woman, Simato (Shizuka Inoh), to waive her pachinko debts). They sign one-year contracts with eight (and a half) women to this effect.
The Pillow Book, 2h6
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata, Yoshi Oida, Hideko Yoshida, Ronald Guttman
Rating66% 3.3498753.3498753.3498753.3498753.349875
The film's title, "The Pillow Book", refers to an ancient Japanese diary written by Sei Shōnagon, actual name believed to be Kiyohara Nagiko, from whence the protagonist's name in the film.
Stairs 1 Geneva, 1h47
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Rating67% 3.36033.36033.36033.36033.3603
The Baby of Mâcon, 2h2
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Don Henderson, Jessica Hynes, Kathryn Hunter
Rating69% 3.4518653.4518653.4518653.4518653.451865
A town cursed with barren women and famine is saved by a miracle birth to an old, ugly woman: the Mother. Immediately afterwards, the old woman's Daughter (Ormond) claims to have delivered the baby herself in a virgin birth. She imprisons the Mother and begins to exploit the Baby by selling blessings to the desperate townspeople of Mâcon.