Peter Greenaway Filmography

Short films and feature films by British director and artist Peter Greenaway.
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1.
Tree (1966 Short Film)
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(16 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
2.
Death of Sentiment (1962 Short Film)
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Greenaway's virtually unseen first film is described by the director as "a work of juvenalia" shot in four London cemeteries... (8 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
3.
Train (1966 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
4.
Revolution (1967 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
5.
5 Postcards from Capital Cities (1967 Short Film)
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(35 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
6.
Intervals (1969 Short Film)
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A short film which has its emphasis on back street walls with peeling posters and the constant pedestrian traffic in the foreground... (7 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
7.
Erosion (1971 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
8.
H Is for House (1973 Short Film)
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Experimental short film set in the English countryside, with strange narration which has a particular focus on objects beginning with the letter 'H'. (10 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
9.
Windows (1975 Short Film)
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A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location... (4 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
10.
Water (1975 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
11.
Water Wrackets (1975 Short Film)
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change)... (12 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
12.
Dear Phone (1976 Short Film)
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A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones... (17 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
13.
Goole by Numbers (1976 Short Film)
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A numerical journey through the quaint village of Goole. (40 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
14.
Vertical Features Remake (1978 Short Film)
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films... (44 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
15.
1-100 (1978 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
16.
This Week in Britain: Eddie Kid (1978 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
17.
Cut Above the Rest (1978 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
18.
Women Artists (1979 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
19.
Leeds Castle (1979 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
20.
A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979 Short Film)
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An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps... (41 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
21.
Act of God (1980 Documentary)
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Documentary film by Peter Greenaway made for Thames Television, in which people who have survived being... (25 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
22.
Lacock Village (1980 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
23.
Country Diary (1980 Documentary)
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(5 mins.)
 
24.
The Falls (1980)
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The planet has been affected by a mysterious occurrence known as the Violent Unknown Event, or V.U.E... (195 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
25.
Terence Conran (1981 Documentary)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
26.
Zandra Rhodes (1981 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
27.
A TV Dante (1989 Mini-Series)
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The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage. (88 mins.)
 
28.
The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)
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A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away. (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
29.
The Sea in Their Blood (1983 Documentary)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
30.
Four American Composers (1983 Documentary)
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This is a 4 pieces documentary that follow 4 different contemporary composers performing/creating/building theirs shows... (220 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
31.
Making a Splash (1984 Short Film)
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Peter Greenaway's celebration of water, and the human relationship with it, choreographed to Michael... (25 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
32.
Inside Rooms: 26 Bathrooms, London & Oxfordshire, 1985 (1985 Documentary)
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Greenaway's documentary short shows us...well, 26 bathrooms, some in use by their owners while we visit. Whee! (26 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
33.
A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)
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Twin zoologists lose their wives in a car accident and become obsessed with decomposing animals. (115 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
34.
The Belly of an Architect (1987)
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An American architect arrives in Italy, supervising an exhibition for a French architect, Boullée, who is famous for his oval structures... (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
35.
Fear of Drowning (1988 Short Film)
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Peter Greenaway presents this "Commentary in one hundred parts" on Drowning by Numbers (1987), discussing... (26 mins.)
 
36.
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
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Tired of her husband's philandering ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner... (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
37.
Hubert Bals Handshake (1989 Short Film)
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(5 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
38.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
39.
A TV Dante (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Cantos 1 and 2 (1990)
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The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage. (88 mins.)
 
40.
A TV Dante (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Cantos 3 and 4 (1990)
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The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage. (88 mins.)
 
41.
A TV Dante (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Cantos 5 and 6 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage. (88 mins.)
 
42.
A TV Dante (1989 Mini-Series)
Episode: Cantos 7 and 8 (1990)
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The first eight cantos of Dante's Inferno (up to the entrance to the city of Dis). The text is read entirely in "talking head" fashion, and punctuated with a kaleidoscopic blend of both newly shot and archival footage. (88 mins.)
 
43.
A Walk Through Prospero's Library (1991 Documentary)
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A short made for TV with director Peter Greenaway discussing the dazzling 3.5 minute opening sequence from his film... (23 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
44.
Death in the Seine (1989 Short Film)
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Historical drownings in the Seine are catalogued, dissected and elaborated, with multilayered visuals and 'documentary' asides. (44 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
45.
Prospero's Books (1991)
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An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and... (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
46.
M Is for Man, Music, Mozart (1991 Short Film)
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A commissioned project, made for TV in honor the the 200th anniversary of Mozart's death, this is a highly avant-garde piece of music... (29 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
47.
Rosa (1992 Short Film)
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(15 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
48.
L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Darwin (1992)
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A revisionist biopic on Charles Darwin, illustrated via 18 tableaux covering details from Darwin's birth... (52 mins.)
 
49.
The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
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A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman... (122 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
50.
Stairs 1 Geneva (1994 Documentary)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
51.
Lumière and Company (1995 Documentary)
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40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière brothers. (88 mins.)
 
52.
The Pillow Book (1996)
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A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher. (126 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
53.
The Bridge (1997 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
54.
8 ½ Women (1999)
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Following the death of a mother, a father and son open up a brothel in their Genevan estate after watching . (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
55.
The Death of a Composer: Rosa, a Horse Drama (1999)
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This is a TV adaptation of a 1993 opera entitled "Rosa," with a libretto by Greenaway and score by Louis Andriessen... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
56.
The Man in the Bath (2001 Short Film)
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(7 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
57.
Cinema16: British Short Films (2003 Video)
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16 short and student films by British directors (203 mins.)
Director: Martin Parr
 
58.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story (2003)
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The first of three parts, we follow Tulse Luper in three distinct episodes: as a child during the first World War... (127 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
59.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp (2003)
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Tells the picaresque adventures through the world of multi disciplinary artist and professional prisoner Tulse Luper. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
60.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 3: From Sark to the Finish (2004)
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The story of Tulse Luper, whose life is reconstructed through the evidence from 92 suitcases. He is the author and project manager, and constantly end up in prisons around the world. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
61.
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2004)
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Tulse Luper is a 20th century everyman whose collection of 92 suitcases intersects with every person... (108 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
62.
Visions of Europe (2004)
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An anthology film is a collection of short film projects by different directors for a common aim. Usually they are unified by a common theme - in this case, the European Union. (140 mins.)
 
63.
A Life in Suitcases (2005)
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Tulse Luper is swept into the ill-fortuned tides of the 20th century and forced to spend his life in a succession of imprisonments. (120 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
64.
Nightwatching (2007)
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'. (134 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
66.
Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008 Documentary)
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An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued... (86 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
67.
The Marriage (2009 Documentary)
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Building on the potential of his installation in the isle of San Giorgio, Greenaway imagines that Aretino... (40 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
68.
Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
69.
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
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Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
70.
4 Storms & 2 Babies (????)
A sexual drama centered on a woman who gets pregnant following a ménage à trois. The search for love and the search for sex become intertwined in an emotional triangle with two fathers.
Director: Peter Greenaway