(Derek Jarman, 1986).
Derek Jarman’s crowning achievement was this cheeky, visionary 1986 bio-pic of Italian Renaissance’s last great painter—made virtually without exteriors for a mere $600,000. In every sense a labor of love, Caravaggio evokes both the artist’s imagined underworld milieu and, in a series of extraordinary tableaux, the dramatic chiaroscuro of his art.
Wed., Nov. 19, 4:30, 6:50 & 9:15 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 12, 2008