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Goltzius and the Pelican Company Review

11 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

As fully expected, Peter Greenaway’s latest endeavour, Goltzius and the Pelican Company, is a sexually charged, surreal and abstract feature film. Fans of the unique auteur, or simply those familiar with his work, will be nonplussed as to the unconventionality of the piece, and fully aware of what they’re getting themselves in for. Conversely, those who haven’t yet seen a Greenaway production, will be wondering just when they’re going to awake from this somewhat deranged daydream.

Ramsey Nasr plays Goltzius, a printmaker who hopes to convince the distinguished, if erratic, totalitarian The Margrave (F. Murray Abraham), who we’re introduced to when on the toilet, calmly peeling an apple. The aim is to convince him to part with some of his wealth, in exchange for live entertainment, performed by Goltzius’ elaborate troupe. However the several vignettes they display provoke much controversy and discussion, as they explore »

- Stefan Pape

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Film Review: 'Goltzius and the Pelican Company'

10 July 2014 2:39 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆British auteur Peter Greenaway's latest oddity, the elaborately titled Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012), states its intentions in its opening minutes. A man dressed in immaculate period costume, replete with imposing coiffured barnet and an almost absurd European accent introduces himself directly to camera. This is Hendrik Goltzius, a Dutch printmaker being played by Ramsey Nasr, a Dutch writer and actor who was a poet laureate as recently as 2013. "We traded in words. Words in books, words on the stage," he croons before warning that sooner or later we'll be getting into bed with lechery. The following will be lusty and dense, and is likely to exhilarate and infuriate in equal measure.

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- CineVue UK

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Kasander, Greenaway unveil projects

15 May 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Dutch producer to resume his long-standing relationship with Peter Greenaway.

Dutch producer Kees Kasander is to resume his long-standing relationship with British director Peter Greenaway – and they already have several new projects together in the pipeline.

Greenaway’s current production - Eisenstein in Guanajuato (sold by Rezo) - is the first film he has made without Kasander for many years. With Kasander unavailable, it was produced instead by fellow Dutch producers Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix of Submarine alongside Cristina Velasco.

Now, Kasander and Greenaway are back in business together and already looking a long way ahead with 15 projects together.

The next film they are making together is Walking To Paris, a biopic about artist Constantin Brancusi. When he was a young man, Brancusi walked all the way from Romania to Paris. Stealth are in talks to handle international sales. The aim is to start shooting in the autumn.

Kasander is producing »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Kasander, Greenaway unveil new projects

15 May 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Dutch producer to resume his long-standing relationship with Peter Greenaway.

Dutch producer Kees Kasander is to resume his long-standing relationship with British director Peter Greenaway – and they already have several new projects together in the pipeline.

Greenaway’s current production - Eisenstein in Guanajuato (sold by Rezo) - is the first film he has made without Kasander for many years. With Kasander unavailable, it was produced instead by fellow Dutch producers Femke Wolting and Bruno Felix of Submarine alongside Cristina Velasco.

Now, Kasander and Greenaway are back in business together and already looking a long way ahead with 15 projects together.

The next film they are making together is Walking To Paris, a biopic about artist Constantin Brancusi. When he was a young man, Brancusi walked all the way from Romania to Paris. Stealth are in talks to handle international sales. The aim is to start shooting in the autumn.

Kasander is producing »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Greenaway receives Cnc support

14 April 2014 9:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other projects supported by Romania’s film fund include Cristian Mungiu’s Rmd and Tudor Giurgiu’s Apropierea.

Romania’s Centrul National al Cinematografiei (Cnc) has become the latest European film fund to be raided by the ubiquitous film-maker Peter Greenaway for a future project.

Greenaway’s Walking To Paris (Mergand Spre Paris), which is being structured as a co-production between his regular producer Kees Kasander’s UK-based Cinatura, Switzerland’s Cobra Film, France’s Cdp Productions and Romania’s Abis Studio, received 291,000 Ron (€65,000) in the results of the 2013 call for projects.

Walking To Paris centres on the 27-year-old Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi who set off a month-long trek across Europe from Romania to Paris in 1903, and will show how Brancusi’s fight for survival and many adventures during his journey influenced his subsequent work.

Greenaway had previously accessed the Croatian Audiovisual Centre for Goltzius And The Pelican Company and the Polish Film Institute for Nightwatching, while »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #28. Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato

5 March 2014 6:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Director: Peter Greenaway

Writer: Peter Greenaway

Producers: Submarine, Fu Works, Climax Films, Paloma Negra Films

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Elmer Back, Stelio Savante, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

While filming had looked to begin this past fall, it now seems like January, 2014 may be a start date for Greenaway’s latest. While he directed a segment in the triptych 3X3, which bowed at Cannes last year, his last feature was the excellent Goltzius and the Pelican Company, which bowed in the Rome Film Festival, 2012. Amidst a flurry of inspired projects, including a biopic on Bosch as a continuation in his painter series, and another project titled Food for Love, an homage to filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein is definitely his latest project, which will no doubt be a sumptuous visual experiment.

Gist: The film will address Eisenstein’s 10 day stay in Guanajuato in 1932, when he filmed material for the film Long Live Mexico! »

- Nicholas Bell

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BAFTAs 2014 - British Academy Film Awards: As It Happened

17 February 2014 12:43 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you missed last night's British Academy Film Awards, Matt Spencer-Skeen has a play-by-play of the BBC One show as it happened...

9.00- Coverage has started and they’re showing some of the earlier red carpet stuff. Lady with nice voice is talking and we get a few snippets of Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah, and a lot of Ron Howard chatting away.

9.02- Here comes Stephen Fry with his beard and rapturous applause. Fry opens with a couple of deserved laughs about how Ee sponsor this and that they’re a terrible sponsor for anything and do terrible adverts (see Kevin Bacon). Stephen Fry does do a good opening monologue, got to give him a nod of my British cap.

9.06- Slowly thinking of taking it back, Sf is indulging himself a little- though he does get the Royals involved with a minor joke at their expense.

9.07- Opening song from Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvulah, »

- Gary Collinson

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Peter Greenaway to receive Bafta for outstanding British contribution to cinema

14 February 2014 4:34 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The arthouse director says it is 'a pleasure and a delight' to be honoured for his years of effort and experiment

Peter Greenaway: 'I plan to kill myself when I'm 80'

Peter Greenaway is to receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at this Sunday's Bafta film awards.

The director of The Draughtsman's Contract, Drowning by Numbers and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover will be honoured for more than three decades of film-making. He made his debut in 1980 with The Falls, a post-apocalyptic mock-documentary in 92 short sections.

Greenaway, who is known for his collaborations with the composer Michael Nyman, said: "Given the always complex effort involved, to be permitted in the first place to make films with so many collaborators always astonishes me, and to be permitted the licence to do so with such freedom to continually experiment even more so. Everyone agrees that »

- Ben Child

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Seven New Photos from the Set of Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato'

4 February 2014 10:50 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The first photos from the set of Peter Greenaway's new film "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" have surfaced. The film, which follows Russian iconoclast Sergei Eisenstein's ten days spent in the titular city, is currently filming in Mexico. Eisenstein's sensual experiences in Guanajuato in 1931 greatly influenced his life and his films. Check out the photos below. Though the British filmmaker behind such startlingly radical films as "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "The Pillow Book"(1996) has mostly been working on experimental art projects, Peter Greenaway has put out a couple of features in recent years, including "Goltzius and the Pelican Company" (2012) with F. Murray Abraham. The "Eisenstein" cast includes Finnish actor Elmer Back in the title role, Mexican actor Luis Alberti in the role of his guide (Palomino Canedo), South African actor Stelio Savante as Hunter S. Kimbrough and Lisa Owen as Mary Craig Sinclair.  A master visual stylist whose films. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Peter Greenaway Shoots ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ in Mexico

31 January 2014 12:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Peter Greenaway has started lensing “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” in Mexico. International rights for the film are being handled by Rezo Films.

The pic is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting for Submarine (“Last Hijack,” “Meet the Fokkens,” “Rembrandt’s J’Accuse”), and San Fu Maltha for Fu Works (“Blackbook,” “Winter in Wartime,” “Suskind” and “Kenau”). The film will be shot entirely in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Finnish actor Elmer Back (“The Spiral”) plays the title role of Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.

The film follows Eisenstein as he spends ten days in 1931 in Guanajuato, Mexico, where he falls in love. His sensual experiences there turn out to have been crucial in his life and his films. From being a formal filmmaker with films about conceptual ideas, his trip to Mexico humanizes Eisenstein as a filmmaker, and his films become more sympathetic to the human condition.

Greenaway said: “At a time when cinema is dying, »

- Leo Barraclough

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