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Ratings & Reviews

  1. kokeshi's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    3.8 “ L’odore di ogni tipo di carta mi deliziava. Mi ricordava il profumo della pelle”

  2. Elena's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    3.5 // what a graceful obsession she had

  3. Balthaz21's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  4. Lola Finch's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Excuse me mubi but why is this the mubi still you bunch of idiots

  5. Adam Whybray's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    2.8 stars. The video editing is used more tastefully than in 'Prospero's Books' - tho tasteful is a relative term when sampling Greenaway's palette! For a filmmaker who loves to stress the image > the word there is a lot of writing in this film... tho I can see that what appeals to Greenaway about calligraphy is that it expresses the beauty of language visually. He is a perverse semiotician. Boo to U2 > Nyman!

  6. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Greenaway’s most unique film, who even knew calligraphy could be so damn sexy? For acquired tastes perhaps but I applaud anything that can be this lavishing in style.

  7. Mariana Vilhena's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  8. Michael Diers's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Avantgardistisch dargestellte Erotik, zudem als Biografie unter Ausreizung filmischer Mittel. Ein Film der etwas anderen Art. Betörend und gleichzeitig Erschütternd.

  9. AVA's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Ungewöhnlich.Erfreulich.Unvergesslich.

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Une oeuvre fort dense, d'une indéniable beauté, dont le raffinement et l'esthétisme risquent hélas de rebuter plus d'un... www.cinefiches.com

  11. ermete polpette's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  12. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    An experiment in form. Greenaway has always had an interest in cinema as the marriage of many arts: music, literature, visual arts, and theatre especially. Here he conducts his continuing experiment in melding the arts together, this time with a focus on literature. The result is hypnotic.

  13. Disa's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  14. Davidavich's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    I feel like I'm missing a lot by not being able to read kanji. It's a huge layer of the story missing. Conceptually the film is appealing but so slow-paced and story-less at times that I couldn't dig in.

  15. Ruiz Buñuel's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Impressive on the surface, but the overall idea didn't really appeal to me.

  16. marika ames's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  17. tintinmugshot's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  18. Chris's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Ewan McGregor is paper.

  19. Samuel Wells's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    The film definitely falls within Greenaway's particular genre of sexualized satire. Unlike some of his more successful films, the Pillow Book calls attention too much to its style, feeling more affected than other projects. Delving into cyclical narratives before establishing a firm base. The conceit of also teaching a young child of the pillow book is also painfully distracting and destroyed any chance to engage.

  20. vasco's rating of the film The Pillow Book

  21. Natalie Pierson's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Delicate and satisfying. I wonder what it is to live a timeless life in modern times.

  22. dr0nestar's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    greenaway's films always feel too conceptual. they are well executed but fail elicit much feeling from me.

  23. David Huntington's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    Weeping, weeping, weeping good editing. The frame-in-frame decoupage succeeds beyond expectations for a technique that would be hackneyed in other hands. It enriches the film with textual density, enacting the film's literary relish. "The Pillow Book" has the empathic grip that Greenaway typically lacks, yet it sacrifices nothing: Greenaway is as carnally, numerically, and formally obsessed as ever.

  24. David R Williams's rating of the film The Pillow Book

    "Most new American movies have a limited shelf life. They're put in the theaters to sink or swim. If they haven't sold in a week or two, they're yanked like stale bread. Greenaway's notion is that his movies stand outside the ordinary distribution channels. You may see them today or in 10 years, as you choose. And when you are ready." - Roger Ebert

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