The Garden of Earthly Delights

Directed by Lech Majewski

Release Year: 2004
Running Time: 104
Color Type: Color
Country: Italy, Poland, U.K.
Language: English
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“Stunning visuals and a sizzling performance by Claudine Spiteri. You’re going to love this film and run out to see everything Majewski has directed.” – V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST

Working from his own novel Metaphysics, writer-director Lech Majewski (Glass Lips, Gospel According to Harry) crafts “magic in The Garden of Earthly Delights’ intimate passion plays, which are filled with loving detail” (Village Voice) and creates “a luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love and death” (Chicago Reader). When London art historian Claudine (Claudine Spiteri) meets engineer Chris (Chris Nightingale), it is love and lust at first sight. But their spiritual and erotic connection is threatened by a devastating and deadly illness. Her remaining days on earth numbered, Claudine chooses to fan the flames of her obsession with Hieronymus Bosch by taking her lover on a trip to Venice, where the artist’s work becomes the background for their physical passion and emotional discovery. Like Dante’s Beatrice, Claudine becomes Chris’ guide into a labyrinth of sensuality, love, death, regret and redemption.

2004 UK / Italy / Poland 104 min. Color In English
Letterboxed (1.85:1) Enhanced for 16x9 TVs
a MESTIERE CINEMA and METAPHYSICS LTD. production of
a filmby LECH MAJEWSKI based on his novel “Metaphysics”
THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS
starring CLAUDINE SPITERI CHRIS NIGHTINGALE
SUSANNA CODOGNATO costumes CATHERINE BUYSE DIAN
musicby LECH MAJEWSKI & JOZEF SKRZEK editor ELIOT EMS
sound JEREMY ADAMSON, LECH BRANSKI & GRZEGORZ LINDEMAN casting CARRIE
HILTON & EVAR MOROVY
producers GUIDO CERASUOLO & LECH MAJEWSKI
LECH MAJEWSKI
© 2004 Lech Majewski, Mestiere Cinema, TVP S.A., WFDiF
www.lechmajewski.com?

Critical Acclaim

“Puts to shame most other love stories in its honesty... among the most powerful films to be made in years.” Phillip Kennicott, The Washington Post

“ELEGANT... Lech Majewski’s musicality is evident in the fresh and lively flow of images.” – Nathan Lee, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Stunning visuals and a sizzling performance by Claudine Spiteri. You’re going to love this film and run out to see everything Majewski has directed.” – V.A. Musetto, NEW YORK POST