The Baby of Macon 1993
2h 2min | Drama, History | May 1993 (France)
A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.
This movie is about many different things at once, and is played out on several different levels at once. On the surface, the movie is about the setting up of a play about a historical event. Peter Greenaway lets the storyline switch between the play and the historical event, thereby breaking down the barrier between the movies play and the movies reality, and simultaneously breaking down the barrier between the movie and reality, making it near impossible to brush of the events as “Ah, it’s just a movie”.
The way he does this is so skillful, that somebody should invent a Nobel price in directing and give it to him. ?
This is a movie lovers movie. If you aren’t a cineast and would rather see a guy with two machine guns killing people that spend an hour or two thinking, forget about it. It will only make you confused. And if you are a sensitive person, this movie might make you feel bad for days.
Director: Peter Greenaway
Writer: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone