THE GREENAWAY ALPHABET
The fascinations of filmmaker Peter Greenaway, whose motto is “art is life and life is art,” are captured like butterflies and arranged in an alphabet, a form that suits him perfectly as an encyclopedist. In intimate conversations with his perceptive 16-year-old daughter Zoë, we discover the whos, whats and whys about Greenaway.
They begin with A, which stands for Amsterdam, but could also stand for autism, Zoë suggests. Greenaway’s boundless creativity, unconstrained flow of words and passion for collecting certainly bring this to mind, and he admits to wearing the label with pride. The playful conversations don’t shy away from more painful topics. Zoë’s spontaneous questions penetrate Greenaway to the core, enabling his wife, multimedia artist Saskia Boddeke, to make a deeply personal portrait, not only of the artist, but also of Greenaway, the father, in his battle against time.
Peter Greenaway, Saskia Boddeke and their daughter Zoë will be present at the special screening of ‘The Greenaway Alphabet’ on Saturday 9 June 2018 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal.
Peter Greenaway is Master of Cinema and Special Guest of Valletta Film Festival 2018.
This screening was made possible with the support of the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Malta, British Council Malta and Cleland & Souchet.