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Film Screening: The Draughtman’s Contract (1982)

Tue 24 January 2023, 1.30pm4.30pm

Film Screening: The Draughtman’s Contract (1982)

In celebration of Compton Verney’s inaugural exhibition, Peter Greenway – Luper at Compton Verney, join us for a screening of Greenaway’s baroque 1982 film, The Draughtsman’s Contract. This exhibition re-enacted the setting of the film, following the character of Tulse Luper, an English writer-naturalist with an interest in maps, lists and classification systems as he worked in a Baroque country house, not unlike Compton Verney. Peter Greenaway – who originally trained as an artist – became a director of international status with this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery. Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make the film a treat for ear, eye and mind.

Director: Peter Greenaway, with Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne Louise Lambert, Neil Cunningham, Hugh Fraser

Newly remastered in 4K by the BFI National Archive.

Adults- £5
This event requires a valid day ticket or membership

Why not treat yourself to a delightful cream tea for just £7 per person.

Run time: 104 min

Certificate: PG 15