Friday, September 7, 2007


The Nightwatch, 1642
What's big at Cannes? Besides Tunisian-French filmmakers, wars about the Iraq War (including the scandelous Redacted) and surprise Hong Kong action movies? A somehow "light-hearted" biopic of Rembrandt, Nightwatching, by Peter Greenaway and starring Martin Freeman- the lead from the British The Office. HERE is a huge synopsis that may drive you insane, but it's an intriguing bit of leftfield art history.

"The ideas go beyond manufacturing a film," Greenaway told Variety, “...a living phenomena...”