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Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Goltzius and the Pelican Company

Greenaway can be great and he can be awful. In this case he's great, teasing away at hypocrisy about taboos and the 'limits of liberality'. It is timely(since Enlightenment values are under attack across the globe), astute and amusing. Droll and beautifully composed (his 'cinema of image') with typical humour on show; my favourite line being the exasperated Margrave expostulating "dynastic pawns don't fall in love!"