|Sat 1st April||4.30pm|
Dir: Derek Jarman | UK | 1986 | 93 mins
Cast: Dexter Fletcher, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane
Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton star in perhaps Derek Jarman’s most accessible and substantial film. A biopic of celebrated Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, it offers profound reflections on art, sexuality and identity through his storied life, his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. Caravaggio incorporates the painter’s precise aesthetic into the movie’s own visuals, while touching on all of Jarman’s major concerns: history, homosexuality, violence and the relationship between painting and film.
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