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Goltzius And The Pelican Company (2014)

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In the winter of 1590, Hendrik Goltzius, the celebrated Dutch printer, painter and engraver, persuades his patron, the liberal-minded Margrave of Alsace to pay for a printing press which will enable him to create an extraordinary deluxe edition of the Old Testament featuring frank illustrations of such erotic tales as the story of Lot and his daughters, the adultery of David and Bathsheba, and the seduction of Joseph by Potiphar's Wife. In order to make the deal more attractive to the Margrave and his court, Goltzius, along with the male and female members of his Pelican Printing Company, offers to stage live dramatizations of six biblical tales, each of which will demonstrate a different sexual taboo...

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Very nearly classic Peter Greenaway.

July 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's typical Greenaway - overly long, peacockingly erudite, eye-catchingly grotesque, perpetually mischievous, and gleefully up itself.

July 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Naturally, the scenes all deal with sex and depravity, but the levels of pretension are laughable and the whole thing ends up looking like an old Pet Shop Boys video.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Characteristically provocative in its subject matter and abundantly inventive in its visual ornamentation.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All the director's familiar trademarks are present and correct: the extensive nudity, richly detailed compositions, sweeping tracking shots and minimalist score.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All a good excuse for Greenaway to indulge his strengths (painterly tableaux and theological art-history) and weaknesses (boobs and willies), and all a long way from his '80s heyday.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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