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Garden of Earthly Delights


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Garden of Earthly Delights
Lech Majewski , 2006
Wed, Sep 5, 2007 7 PM
A beautiful British art historian, obsessively studying Hieronymous Bosch’s painting Garden of Earthly Delights, decides to take a lover and head to Venice when she finds she only has a few months to live.

Full of wonderfully realized details and emotions, Majewski’s film is composed of the couple’s intimate video diaries before, during, and after their Venetian attempt to create heaven on earth. The gorgeous visuals, erotic honesty, and philosophical ambition recall the best works by Atom Egoyan, Peter Greenaway, and Mike Figgis. (103 mins., 35mm)