view counter

Derek Jarman: Caravaggio at The Prince Charles Cinema

At a glance
Add to calendar
Time 18:30
Date 23/01/19
Price £10

Starring Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean and Nigel Terry, Caravaggio telles the story of the 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

This fictional portrait of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Nigel Terry) follows the painter as he wanders the streets, often using prostitutes and homeless people as models for his work, which was lauded in his own time. Involved with two very different lovers, Ranuccio (Sean Bean) and Lena (Tilda Swinton), Caravaggio leads a troubled life in spite of his relative success, with his reckless behavior steering him towards an early grave.