The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book is a 1996 erotic drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The film is a melding of dark modern drama with idealised Chinese and Japanese cultural themes and settings, and centres on body painting.
The film's title, "The Pillow Book", refers to an ancient Japanese diary written by Sei Shōnagon, actual name believed to be Kiyohara Nagiko, from whence the protagonist's name in the film.
|contentLocation||Hong Kong Kyoto|
|editor||Chris Wyatt Peter Greenaway|
|events||calligraphy gender role human sexuality literature|
|keywords||ancient japan anonymity anonymous betray bonsai book of the dead buddhist monk character dead body deforestation depletion of forests exhibitionist explore fake death fashion designer fashion model how to id idiot impotence innocent kanji meet obsess old age old man open publish reject retell romeo and juliet run scrivener search secret seducer sei shōnagon sexual desire silence sumo sweden swedish the book of observations the pillow book type wed work out write young love youth|
|musicBy||Brian Eno Joe Delia|
|theme||independent lgbt-related romantic drama|