The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover


words by ANGIE PARKER / interview by MONROWE

film directed by PETER GREENAWAY

Monrowe speaks with makeup artist Angie Parker to discuss which film has inspired her throughout her career. Parker’s first love was poetry and then art. She started painting faces at a young age and still today calls it her passion. British-born, she has lived in New York for the last 20 years.

What is your favorite film reference?

Parker: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Directed by Peter Greenaway (1989).

What about it inspires you?

Parker: I remember first watching this movie and being so blown away by both the dichotomy of its themes and by its style, with outfits by Jean Paul Gaultier, incredible hairstyles and hats and beautiful make up with blood stained lips. The film has moments of complete disgust, despair and brutality paired with moments love and sweetness. It’s a shocking movie that stays with you for days. The use of color in each of the rooms, the music and the avant garde grandness of the plates of food and costumes is really incredible.
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Stills from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) by Peter Greenaway.