The Garden of Earthly Delights (2006)

The Garden of Earthly Delights

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Idiosyncratic Polish director Lech Majewski helmed this feature, which he adapted from his own novel Metaphysics. It concerns the romance that blossoms between an engineer named Chris (Chris Nightingale) and an art history expert named Claudine (Claudine Spiteri), who meet up and instantly fall into impassioned lust for one another. Before long, however, tragedy strikes in the form of a terminal illness that hits Claudine. She chooses to respond by spending her final days with Chris in Venice, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Written By: Lech Majewski
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On DVD: Aug 12, 2008
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Critic Reviews for The Garden of Earthly Delights

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

A luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love, and death.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Chicago Reader
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Unfortunately, the couple's intimacy is not especially interesting.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
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You're either going to love this film and run out to see everything Majewski has directed, or you're going to be bored silly.

June 23, 2006
New York Post
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Lech Majewski's digital video riff on Death in Venice takes its name from the triptych by Hieronymus Bosch.

June 21, 2006
New York Times
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There is magic in these intimate passion plays, which are filled with sloppy, loving detail and are mounted without a hint of pretension. Each banal moment becomes achingly gorgeous.

Full Review… | June 21, 2006
Village Voice
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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