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John Parish Selects Sunday Brunches: Belly of an Architect (15)
Dir: Peter Greenaway Cast: Brian Dennehy, Chloe Webb, Lambert Wilson 114 mins, 1987, UK/Italy Please note: this was screened in March 2013
Brian Dennehy stars as an American architect newly arrived in Rome with his pregnant young wife to supervise an exhibition devoted to his hero, the visionary 18th century architect Etienne-Louis Boullée. Soon after, he starts to experience intense stomach aches and slowly begins to lose his grip on reality, convinced his wife is having an affair with his archrival (Lambert Wilson), and becoming wracked with jealousy, paranoia and obsession. Visually striking and exquisitely framed, Greenaway's (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover) focus on sex, death, art and food features a celebrated score by avant-garde composer Glenn Branca and minimalist classical composer Wim Mertens.
Please note that this film screens with the short Interval 6: Michael Marriott's 5000 Years in 5 Chairs in 5 Minutes. FFI: 9intervals.org.uk
Ticket Prices: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions and get £1.00 off all meal orders £7.00 or over in the Café/Bar on the same day with your ticket. See our full range of menus here.
Film composer John Parish chose Belly of an Architect as one of his most influential films and film scores. You can hear John talk about his experience of scoring for film in a rare talk on Sat 9 March, and all ticket holders for this talk receive £1.00 off all the films in our John Parish Selects Sunday Brunches!
In April John will release Screenplay, a new album of his film music featuring work from Sister and more. You can hear him perform pieces from his film career in a special Filmic commission, the world premiere of Screenplay live featuring an ensemble, guests and projections at St George's on Thu 14 March.
FFI see johnparish.com.
John Parish Selects Sunday Brunches
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