The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

Synopsis

A calligrapher writes a birthday greeting on his daughter's face. When she grows up, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) remembers the event and searches for a calligrapher-lover who will use her whole body as his personal paper. She meets an English translator (Ewan McGregor), who convinces her to reverse the roles, that she should write on his body and he will deliver her manuscripts, on his skin, to a publisher.

Technical Specs

Director: Peter Greenaway
Year: 1995
Country: France | UK | Netherlands | Luxembourg
Language: English | Cantonese | Italian | Japanese | Mandarin | French
Duration: 122 min
Colour: B/W & Colour