Goltzius and the Pelican Company
Dutch engraver Goltzius entices the Margrave of Alsace into paying for an extraordinary book of pictures of Old Testament stories.
Goltzius seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to publish illustrated books. The engraver undertakes to deliver him an extraordinary book of illustrations from Old Testament Biblical stories. Erotic tales of Lot and his daughters, David and Bathsheba, Samson and Delilah and John the Baptist and Salome. To tempt the Margrave further, Goltzius and his printing company offers to dramatise some of these erotic stories for the Margrave’s court.
120’ / 35mm / colour
Original title: GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY
Prod: Kasander Film
Co-prod: CDP SARL (FR), Film & Music Entertainment (FAME) (UK), Mainframe Film Production (HR)
Sc: Peter Greenaway
D.O.P.: Reinier van Brummelen
Completed: May 2012
Cast: F. Murray Abraham (AMADEUS), Vincent Riotta (NINE), Kate Moran (HER NAME IS SHARA),
Ramsey Nasr (LEEF!).
Rome Film Festival
Göteborg International FIlm Festival
Istanbul International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
a.o. NIGHTWATCHING (2007, feature) Awards: Open Prize & Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award Venice Int. FF, Golden Calf Best Production Design and Best Screenplay Netherlands FF, THE TULSE LUPER SUITCASES ( 2003, feature), 8 ½ WOMAN (1999, feature), THE PILLOW BOOK (1996, feature) Award: Best Director Seattle Int. FF, THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE & HER LOVER (1989, feature) Awards: a.o. Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Film.
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