Ballarat Film Society – L’Ombra di Caravaggio

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The famous 17th century Italian artist Caravaggio is well known for his intense realism and use of strong contrasts of light and dark. Living in Milan, Naples, Malta and Sicily he was a rebellious man with an eye for beauty, the streets and high drama, and was hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe.

Years ago, BFS screened Derek Jarman’s biopic Caravaggio (1986) on 16mm, so in this anniversary year it is fitting to screen the latest interpretation of the artist’s colourful life. In this film, the Catholic Church plays a central role in shaping the new artistic landscape, recruiting ‘The Shadow’ to interview patrons and associates of the artist, to establish if he is worthy of a pardon for causing the death of another young man.

Expect to see the visceral, extreme, beautiful, disturbing, genial, sacred and the blasphemous. Italian cinema at its richest. Palace Films.

Italy, 2022, 128 min. Dir. Michele Placido. Stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabelle Huppert and Michelangelo Merisi.

Content: The Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

10 Oct

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

$30.00 - $60.00

Monthly films from February to December | you must be a member

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