Zeitgeist Films | Windows
Peter Greenaway
Film Info
1974
4 mins
Color
UK
In English
16mm
Rating: Not Rated
Synopsis

Greenaway goes macabre—and slightly political—in this darkly funny early short. Inspired by a 1960s headline involving a rash of mysterious fatalities among South African inmates, Windows wryly unspools the stories of 37 people who fell to their deaths from windows. Juxtaposing these often-humorous statistics recounted in deadpan voiceover with the carefully composed images from an idealized country home, this is Greenaway at his most absurd and perceptive.

Available as part of the DVD box set GREENAWAY: THE EARLY FILMS