Peter Greenaway became a director of international status with this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery.

Extravagant costumes, a twisting plot, elegantly barbed dialogue and a mesmerising score by Michael Nyman make the film a treat for ear, eye and mind.

Newly remastered in 4K by the BFI National Archive, The Draughtsman’s Contract returns to cinemas this November as part of a touring package to coincide with a BFI retrospective celebrating Greenaway’s career and legacy.

The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982) in cinemas from 11 November

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