The Baby of Mācon
The Baby of Mācon (1993)

The Baby of Macon is a sumptuous-looking but ultimately shallow tale of manipulation, greed, and religious fanaticism set in Peter Greenaway's favorite, the 17th century. In the city of Macon, an ugly woman suddenly bears a beautiful,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 11, 1993
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Chicago Reader

I watched it to the end out of a sense of duty, not with pleasure or any hope of edification.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's unpleasant to view, but is not without many rewards if you can be open-minded and sit through its anti-religious views of the nativity.

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David N. Butterworth

No other filmmaker could have made "The Baby of Mācon." And no other filmmaker would have wanted to.

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Eric Broome
This is a wild one -- perhaps best described as the document of a "snuff play" being staged in the 1600s? The enclosed play concerns a hideous old… More
Sylvester Kuo
Simple gratitude for Peter after watching this stunningly disturbing medieval drama that exploited the humanity, greed, sacrifice, morality, sex and violence. I… More