Thursday, 2 September 2010

H is for House

One of film maker Peter Greenaway's early short films, from 1976. His structuralist approach can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but this is more like a home movie with slightly daft narration.

It contains small features I recognise from my own childhood, such as an item of clothing or a Corona bottle, that transport me to a rural idyll I never actually experienced myself as a child growing up in a city. Reminiscence and fiction combine to create an enjoyable sort of false memory.


  1. Beautiful film. I've spent the better part of my adult years longing to have lived - and to live - such an idyllic existence, sometime in the near-past.