Caravaggio

United Kingdom, 1986

Film
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An imaginary biopic of the Italian painter who died in 1610. Caravaggio was the last, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the most controversial painter of the Italian Renaissance. While Caravaggio’s paintings reflect an increasingly profound and original awareness, his private life was fraught with prostitutes, brawls, duels, arrests and libel cases, culminating in 1606 with a murder. Caravaggio’s bisexuality, his propensity for violence, and his scorn for court conventions made him the scoundrel of the Italian aristocracy.

Credits

director

Derek Jarman

producer

Sarah Radclyffe

production company

British Film Institute

Language

English

Duration

01:33:00:00

Colour

Colour

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