This film, notorious for its on-screen cruelty and power, put Peter Greenaway firmly in the public eye. With astonishing visual formality, costumes by Jean- Paul Gaultier and a score by regular collaborator Michael Nyman, the film is a visual as well as emotional experience.
The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secret romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this modern fable.
Date: Friday 5 May
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Free to Plymouth University students via SPiA
Director: Peter Greenaway
Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
Running time: 120 minutes