Director: Derek Jarman

Released: UK 1986

Length: (93 mins)

Hugely significant to Jarman, his biopic of the Italian Baroque painter with whom he strongly identified was developed over many years. Shot on 35mm film it looks incredible: the tableaux and sets project rich painterly depth, brightness and colour. Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton deliver fine performances as the model and partner caught up in a complex love triangle with the famous artist, as Caravaggio struggles to reconcile the demands of authority (in the form of his patrons) with his own artistic and sexual needs- a tension very close to Jarman’s heart.

Event information


17 May 2022


1:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse