Directed by Peter Greenaway • 1974 • United Kingdom
Starring Peter Greenaway
Peter Greenaway goes macabre—and 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 thirty-seven people who fell to their deaths from windows. Juxtaposing these often-humorous statistics recounted in deadpan voice-over with carefully composed images from an idealized country home, this is Greenaway at his most absurd and perceptive.