- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 12, 2008
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital - English
- Subtitles - French - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Lech Majewski
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2008
"[T]he photography is often lovely and it permits extraordinary depths of intimacy to be tapped between the actors, both of whom give rich and utterly believable performances."
Artist, filmmaker, poet, stage director, and modern Renaissance man Lech Majewski adapts his critically acclaimed novel METAPHYSICS to the screen with this moving story of sensuality, love, death, regret, and redemption. When London art historian Claudine meets engineer Chris, it is love and lust at first sight. But their time together could be cut short because of a deadly illness. In the face of almost certain death, Claudine chooses to take her lover on a trip to Venice, where the art of Hieronymus Bosch becomes the background for their physical passion and emotional discovery.
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.
Source - Kino on Video