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Videology Essentials: THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER
Sunday, February 18 @ 8:30 pm
“So intelligent and powerful that it evokes our best emotions and least civil impulses, so esthetically brilliant that it expands the boundaries of film itself.” – The New York Times
“Whether you take it as a Thatcher-era political allegory, a biting critique on consumerism and greed, an interesting exercise in censorship and the MPAA, or simply a rich visual feast, bon appetit. This is a must-see macabre masterpiece.” –Madeleine Tangney, Programmer
When churlish mobster Albert Spica (Michael Gambon) acquires an upscale French restaurant in London, he dines there nightly, effectively scaring off the clientele with his bad manners. His wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren), is especially disgusted by him, and soon begins an affair with another restaurant guest, Michael (Alan Howard). Despite their efforts to keep it a secret, however, Spica finds out about their trysts, and he plans to exact a terrible revenge.
Dir. Peter Greenaway. 1989. 124 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.