The Pillow Book
|Director/Writer:|| Peter Greenaway|
|Director of Photography:||Sarah Vierny|
|Editors:||Chris Wyatt and Peter Greenaway|
|Production Designers:||Wilbert van Dorp and Andrée Putman|
|Cinepix Film Properties; NR; 126 minutes|
|Cast:||Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor and Yoshi Oida|
The Pillow Book gives new meaning to “skin flick.” Looking to re-create a childhood ritual in which her calligrapher father painted images on her skin, Nagiko (Wu) seeks out male lovers with a skillful hand. She chooses Jerome (McGregor), a bisexual, and he convinces Nagiko to use him as her scroll. Nagiko writes erotic poems on Jerome and presents them to her gay publisher (Oida), who seduces Jerome. A visual work of art that employs Greenaway's signature obsession with texts and filmic games.