BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
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The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Pillow Book
Frankrike / Storbritannia / Nederland / 1996 / 126 min
DIRECTOR:
Peter Greenaway

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, and her sexual odyssey (and the creation of her own Pillow Book) is a "parfait mélange" of classical Japanese, modern Chinese, and Western film images.

Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway (b. 1942, UK) trained as a painter and began working as a film editor for the Central Office of Information in 1965. Shortly afterwards he started to make his own films. He has produced a wealth of short and feature-length films, but also paintings, novels and other books. He has held several one-man shows and curated exhibitions at museums world-wide.