Sunday, September 28, 2008

Film — Nightwatching

A late addition to the program, and unsurprisingly a sell-out.

It's a Peter Greenaway film, earthy, dreamlike, more theatrical tableaux than realist narrative, never afraid to ignore the 4th wall, and, if there is to be sex on screen, never coy about it.

The secret history of the famous painting usually known as The Night Watch, adding conspiracy theory overtones to the commonly held view that this -- rather than the overall shift in fashions -- was the painting that broke his reputation.

And then, as my last act of the festival, casting what is possibly going to be the only vote for End of Evangelion for the BFI's 75th anniversary "Film for the Future" poll.

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