Once again blurring the line between the physical and the sensual, writer/director Peter Greenaway creates a memorable and erotic drama. A Japanese author, obsessed with both the diary kept by her namesake centuries earlier and her calligrapher father's painting of birthday blessings on her face, combines the two by taking lovers who write elaborate messages on her body. Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata, and Ewan McGregor star. 126 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary.