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The Garden of Earthly Delights
The Garden of Earthly Delights
Actor: Claudine Spiteri
Director: Lech Majewski
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2008     1hr 43min

THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS (2004) Working from his own novel Metaphysics, writer-director Lech Majewski (Glass Lips, Gospel According to Harry) crafts magic in The Garden of Earthly Delights intimate passion plays, whi...  more »


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Actor: Claudine Spiteri
Director: Lech Majewski
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/12/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 43min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: French

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Movie Reviews

A delightful vision
Mary M | 08/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoyed this film, not only because of its unique presentation of the beautiful, eerie city of Venice, but also because of Lech Majewski's (he wrote, directed and filmed it) quite sensuous, mischievious, philosophical, and lovely treatment of love and death.

Its the story of a lovely, intelligent art historian and her lover, an engineer, who move to Venice in the last year of her life. She has a penchant for the artist Bosch, and the two of them meditate on, learn from, and attempt to physically re-create some of the important scenes from his famous and symbolically bizarre paintings.

The music (also created by Majewski) adds a poignant and dreamy touch; the hand-held camera work is later explicated by the director himself in the "Extras" on the disc.

To me, it was a very accessible 'art' film which never dragged, and, indeed, left me with a peaceful, almost nostalgic afterglow.