- Peter Greenaway
- Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor
Director Greenaway “create[s] a spellbinding web of cruel elegance and intricate gamesmanship” in this perverse film which “explores the exotic, haunting beauty of the bizarre.” (NY Times) Inspired by a 10th-century Japanese text, The Pillow Book revolves around the sensual eroticism of Nagiko, a calligrapher’s daughter whose childhood was beautified by her father painting words and characters on her skin. Adulthood sees her nursing a nostalgic obsession for the same artistic experience as she tries to find a calligraphic lover to satisfy her desires. In English, Cantonese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin & French.