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Sun, 26 Nov



Caravaggio's Shadow Sunday Matinee

Massive historical drama with 3 of the biggest stars across Italian and French Cinema, the film is set in 1610 as the Vatican's secret service decides whether to grant Caravaggio clemency after being sentenced to death for murder. "Masterful" Australian Book Review

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Caravaggio's Shadow  Sunday Matinee
Caravaggio's Shadow  Sunday Matinee

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26 Nov 2023, 2:30 pm – 4:40 pm

Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia

About the Event

Caravaggio's Shadow Film Trailer HERE 

Riccardo Scamarcio (The Shadow of the Day)  Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel star in writer/director Michele Placido’s fourteenth feature, an eagerly anticipated new historical drama depicting the struggles of the notorious Renaissance painter as he’s investigated by the Vatican.

Italy 1610. Michelangelo Merisi (Scamarcio), better known as Caravaggio, is one of the brilliant painters of his time and a rebel who ignores Catholic Church rulings that dictate how religious subjects are to be represented. Having been informed that he depicts prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds in his work, Pope Paul V orders the Vatican secret service to investigate. They must decide whether to grant clemency to Caravaggio who has petitioned against  his death sentence for the murder of a love rival.

While Caravaggio seeks refuge in Naples under the protection of the powerful Marquise Costanza Colonna (Huppert), the investigator (Garrel), known as The Shadow, begins the inquiry that will lead him to discover the conflicting vices and virtues of the artist whose life, or death, lies in his hands.

Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel star in CARAVAGGIO'S SHADOW, writer/director Michele Placido's eagerly-anticipated new historical drama depicting the struggles of the notorious Renaissance painter as he's investigated by the Vatican.

"Masterful. Placido’s film is like a Caravaggio canvas: each scene is a violent contrast between light and shade, often taking our breath away. Australian Book Review

"This epic glows like one of the painter’s original masterpieces." FilmUforia

WINNER - 2023 ITALIAN GOLDEN GLOBES - Best Cinematography

WINNER (x4!) - 2023 NASTRO D'ARGENTO AWARDS - Best Cinematography,  Set Design, Costumes & Special Nastro (Michele Placido)


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