The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
+ intro by Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer
Peter Greenaway’s dark, allegorical tale is both sumptuous and brutal.
Dir Peter Greenaway
With Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Richard Bohringer
Peter Greenaway’s dark, allegorical tale is both sumptuous and brutal as we follow an adulterous relationship, a criminal boss with no inhibitions and a series of decadent meals. With Michael Nyman’s score, Jean-Paul Gaultier’s costumes and Sacha Vierny’s cinematography providing cultural nourishment, this is a film that some may find hard to stomach but others will find plenty to feed on.
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