Peter Greenaway
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Born: April 5, 1942 (age 73)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Director, writer, painter

Bio: Peter Greenaway is a British film director. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. The scenic composition and illumination and the contrasts of costume and nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and painful death are common traits in his films.

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