Nightwatching


Directed by: Peter Greenaway


2007 | Netherlands / Poland



Screening

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 7pm



Peter Greenaway's 2007 film NIGHTWATCHING tells of the creation of Rembrandt's masterpiece painting "The Night Watch". The year 1642 marks the turning point in the life of the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt, turning him from a wealthy respected celebrity into a discredited pauper. At the insistence of his pregnant wife Saskia, Rembrandt has reluctantly agreed to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia in a group portrait that will later become to be known as "The Nightwatch". He soon discovers that there is a conspiracy afoot with the Amsterdam merchants playing at soldiers maneuvering for financial advantage and personal power in, that time, the richest city in the Western World.