Rent Caravaggio (1986)

3.4 of 5 from 98 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
Derek Jarmam struggled for seven years to bring his portrait of the seventeenth-century Italian artist Michelangelo de Caravaggio (Nigel Terry / Dexter Fletcher) to the screen. The result was well worth the wait, and was greeted with critical acclaim: a freely dramatised portrait of the controversial artist and a powerful mediation on sexuality, criminality and art - a new refreshing take on the usual biopic. The film centres on an imagined love-triangle between Caravaggio, his friend and model Ranuccio (Sean Bean), and Ranuccio's low-life partner Lena (Tilda Swinton).
Conjuring some of the artist's most famous paintings through elaborate and beautifully photographed tableaux vivants, those works are woven into the fabric of the story, providing a starting point for its characters and narrative episodes.
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Directors:
Producers:
Sarah Radclyffe
Writers:
Derek Jarman, Nicholas Ward Jackson
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Romance, Special Interest
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1986 Berlinale Silver Bear Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/01/2007
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Specially commissioned interviews with Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, and production designer Christopher Hobbs
  • Feature commentary by cinematographer Gabriel Beristain
  • Filmed and audio interviews with Derek Jarman
  • Gallery of storyboards, production sketches, and Derek Jarman's notebooks
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2018
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
English, Latin
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Jazz Calendar (1968)
  • Sebastiane: A Work in Progress
  • The Making of Sebastiane (1975)
  • 3 of Jarman's Super 8 films
  • 7 x newly recorded interviews
  • 8 x archive interviews
  • 3 x original UK trailers
  • Audio commentary on Caravaggio
  • Derek Jarman: The Films that Never Were
  • 12 x image galleries
  • And more

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