May 1, 2007

Greenaway's "Nightwatching"

Peter Greenaway is one of those rare directors who's work I would enjoy even with the sound off. He is a visual genius with an incredible talent for composition. If you don't believe me, watch any 10 seconds of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (on my shortlist of the most beautiful films ever made). It seems that Greenaway is putting his painterly eye to appropriate use with his next film Nightwatching, which explores the life of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, and the mystery behind his famous work "The Night Watch." Martin Freeman, of BBC's The Office and the recent The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, plays Rembrandt.

Promotional Trailer (possible spoilers).

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