The Early Films of Peter Greenaway Volume 1

Part one of the definitive collection of Peter Greenaway’s early works: six immensely playful films cataloguing the absurd.

The BFI presents the definitive collection of Peter Greenaway’s early works.

A Walk Through H / H is for House / Windows / Intervals / Dear Phone / Water Wrackets

The content of the six films on this volume varies widely – the potted history of 37 people who have fallen to their deaths from windows (Windows), a sequence of 92 maps to guide a dead ornithologist on his way into the afterlife (A Walk Through H) – but all the films are immensely playful and take pleasure in cataloguing the absurd. Composer Michael Nyman started his career with Peter Greenaway and contributes a thrilling score to A Walk Through H.

Special features

  • Filmed introductions by Peter Greenaway to each film.
  • Galleries of artworks — contains material from 1968-1978.
  • Archive notes for unmade projects.
  • Hidden features.

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      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

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