Films & Architecture: “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”

Original title: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Year: 1989
Runtime: 124 min.
Country: France, United Kingdom
Director: Peter Greenaway
Writer: Peter Greenaway
Soundtrack: Michael Nyman
Cast: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth

A Peter Greenaway film. This one has not an obvious architectural name, however the way in which the director works with space results very attractive from an architects’ point of view.
The story occurs within no more than five locations and it is full of allegories through a strong use of lighting and colours.

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