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WATCH: Caravaggio - Derek Jarman

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Now on the BFI Player is Derek Jarman’s wonderful film about the the 17th century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio. The film comes with a short intodcution from renowned British film critic Mark Kermode.

The BFI say:

Jarman struggled for seven years to get it to the screen. The result was well worth the wait.

It’s a freely dramatised portrait which conjures several of the controversial artist’s most famous paintings through elaborate and beautifully photographed tableaux vivants, and boasts wonderful performances from Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, and, in her first role, Tilda Swinton.

Watch it here.