The Draughtsman's Contract
  • Jill Craigie Cinema

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Making the Modern film series

Director Peter Greenaway
Cast: Anthony Higgins, Hugh Fraser, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Dave Hill, Michael Feast.

From one of the most dazzling, infuriating, fastidious and provocative British directors, The Draughtsman’s Contract is set in Restoration England at the home of the aristocratic Herbert family. Mrs Herbert commissions an artist to produce a series of twelve drawings of the estate as a present for her husband but the contract states that she must answer to his sexual whims in return for the work. When her husband is found murdered the work seems to offer clues to the identity of the murderer but, as is usually the case with Peter Greenaway, all is not as it first appears.

Combining arch comedy, playful deception, murder and bad manners, this is perhaps the most accessible and enjoyable of Greenaway’s films.

Dr Jenny Graham, Associate Professor (Reader) in art history, Plymouth University, will introduce all films in this series and run question and answer sessions afterwards.

Monday 18 May 2015 | 19:00

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Tickets £6.60, Concessions £4.50, free to Friends of Peninsula Arts



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