The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
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The Baby of Macon is a sumptuous-looking but ultimately shallow tale of manipulation, greed, and religious fanaticism set in Peter Greenaway's favorite, the 17th century. In the city of Macon, an ugly woman suddenly bears a beautiful, healthy baby. Her fellow citizens perceive it as a wonder, with rumors circulating that she could not be the real mother of the child. Her 18-year-old virginal daughter (Julia Ormond) tries to use the situation, claiming that the baby is her own and was born as a
Nov 11, 1993 Wide
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I watched it to the end out of a sense of duty, not with pleasure or any hope of edification.
It's unpleasant to view, but is not without many rewards if you can be open-minded and sit through its anti-religious views of the nativity.
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