Leo, an advertising executive in his mid-30s, falls in love with Alex who's just gotten out of a long-term relationship. While Alex doesn't quite know how to react to Leo's advances, Leo's facing trouble with Alex's oddball clique.
After being separated for three years, Laurent and André discover that their feelings for one another are everything else but dead. After a long weekend together, they decide to give their relationship a second chance.
An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.Written by
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In the horizontal tracking shot that follows Prospero as he makes his way through the island, the various figures behind the opening credits are based on their allegorical association with water (as this is an adaptation of "The Tempest"). Director Peter Greenaway has confirmed that there are actually one hundred figures of Biblical, mythological, and historical relevance. The theme is further explored in another short program made for television by Greenaway called A Walk Through Prospero's Library (1991). See more »
The German DVD version has two title cards before the opening credits explaining prior events and the premise of the film. See more »
The best motion picture ever made in the history of cinematography
This film is one of the very few examples of a cinema as a visual art and that is why it irritates so many people. It's very sad but one doesn't need a screen to follow 99,9 % of the movies made for the last one hundred years of the history of cinematography: you can simply broadcast them on radio. But this one belongs to 0,1 %(as well as Fellini's Otto e Mezzo, or Paradzhanov's Sayat Nova, for example) that you really have to WATCH. So try to perceive "Prospero's Books" not just as an illustrative material to some pieces of literature, but as an art exhibition in motion. Maybe that will make it easier for you, dear Hollywood junk viewer.
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