goltzius and the pelican company





Director Peter Greenaway just does what he does, and whether people like it or not is beside the point. Goltzius and the Pelican Company, from 2012, bears all of his trademarks: symmetry, depravity, ornate costumes and elaborate staging, superimposed words, rampant genitalia, ostentatious blasphemy, stunning visuals, a dizzying score. It's a feast of the beautiful and the grotesque, having something to do with art and ideas. Some will find it difficult to sit through, others won't want it to end. What's certain is that no one else makes films like this, and that in itself makes experiencing this worthwhile.

See my previous Greenaway post here.

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