The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

Directed by Peter Greenaway

Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Each year on her birthday, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) would became her father's canvas, as he painted the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy on her body. Years later, she continues the practice with a succession of lovers, including a bisexual translator (Ewan McGregor) who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of vengeance against her beloved father's exploitative publisher. Told in a series of chapters and featuring innovative cinematography and picture-in-picture techniques, Roger Ebert called THE PILLOW BOOK "a seductive and elegant story [that] stands outside the ordinary."

Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Starring Vivian Wu and Ewan McGregor.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Member Reviews

I don't love all of it but i love most of it_Vivian WU Ewan McGregor_the calligraphy_the bodies the books_the cinematography_the floating screens_the sex_the love & death

blacksun
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a year ago

Masterpiece.

veronica.wozniak
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2 years ago