Saturday 12 April 2014 - 13.00 to Sunday 13 April 2014 - 15.00
Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

12 April 2014 - 1pm / 3pm
13 April 2014 - 1pm / 3pm

Dir. Derek Jarman
UK 1986 | Colour | 93 mins | Cert 18 
Cast: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Dawn Archibald, Sean Bean

Together with Asia Society Centre Hong Kong, the British Council is pleased to present the film screening of Caravaggio in a new 2014 version, digitally remastered at 2K by the BFI National Archive.

Hugely significant to Jarman, his biopic of the Italian Baroque painter with whom he strongly identified was developed over many years. Shot on 35mm film, it looks incredible: the tableaux and sets project rich, painterly depth, brightness and colour. Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton deliver fine performances as the model and partner caught up in a complex love triangle with the famous artist, as Caravaggio struggles to reconcile the demands of authority (in the form of his patrons) with his own artistic and sexual needs – a tension then very close to Jarman’s heart. (William Fowler)

The organisers reserve the right to modify the programme without prior notice

Screening courtesy of British Film Institute