Il bambino di Mâcon

1993 - Drama

In the cathedral of the city of Mâcon, the most brazen baroque frays in absolute decay, commodification reigns and the Church operates its word of evil. Following the birth of a child, the criminal projects of power are installed in the minds and actions of people who then commit acts or channel them. All set up according to the rules of a vast theatrical show, baroque and hallucinatory, punctuated according to the structure in three acts, with prologue, two interludes and an epilogue. Greenaway decided to make the film because intrigued by some photos of Oliviero Toscani with images of newborns used as objects, this is film’s core: accessorize human lives, make a newborn an object of exchange, exacerbate and destroy the concept of nativity.

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Directed by Peter Greenway Cast Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond, Philip Stone, Don Henderson