Caravaggio (with introduction)

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Caravaggio (with introduction)

Date and time

Saturday 22 February, 2.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

(Derek Jarman, 1986) English, 93 mins, cert 18, Colour presented in a new version, digitally restored by the BFI


Introduced by Christopher Hobbs - Production Designer on Caravaggio and personal friend of Derek Jarman


£6/£4 concessions

Online sales for this event are closed. Tickets will be available for sale outside the Sainsbury Wing Theatre before the event (cash only)

The screening will be introduced by Christopher Hobbs, the film's Production Designer and personal friend of Director Derek Jarman.

Hugely significant to the celebrated director Derek Jarman, his biopic of the Italian Baroque painter was developed over many years. Ultimately shot on 35mm film, it looks exquisite: the tableaus and sets have painterly depth, brightness and colour.

Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton deliver fine performances as the model and partner caught up in a complex – and fatally doomed – love triangle with the famous artist, as Caravaggio struggles to reconcile the demands of authority with his own artistic and sexual needs; a tension then very close to Jarman's heart. 


Enjoy a new programme of films at the National Gallery.

Image above: Detail of still from 'Caravaggio' © BFI

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