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Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Caravaggio

1986 / 93min / DCP

DIRECTOR: DEREK JARMAN

CAST: NIGEL TERRY, SEAN BEAN, TILDA SWINTON

A brazenly anachronistic and sensual imagining of the life and love of Renaissance renegade Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry), seen juggling two lovers (Sean Bean’s Ranuccio and Tilda Swinton’s Lena) while scandalizing the establishment with both his insubordinate behavior and his insistence on populating his religious artworks with images of prostitutes and panhandlers. The debut film for Swinton, who would collaborate with Jarman until his death in 1994, and one of the finest British films of the 1980s.