Director: Derek Jarman
Cinematography: Gabriel Beristain
Screenplay: Derek Jarman, Suso Cecchi d’Amico with story by Nicholas Ward-Jackson
Music: Simon Fisher-Turner
Staring: Nigel Terry, Sean Bean, Tilda Swinton
Synopsis: A semi-biographical story of the Baroque painter, Caravaggio.
Reasons to watch:
The films style, common to many Jarman films is very tight, there are no sweeping architectural shots or panoramic views of 16th century Italy. This gives the film a very character driven story. Not to mention the reproduction and re-staging of many of his paintings are fantastic.
The not-so-strict approach to historical accuracy is quite enjoyable in my opinion.