Caravaggio's Shadow

9 Aug 2023, 9:30 PM

Let’s get straight to it, before we divert you

Where? In the DOX+ hall

How much are tickets? CZK 200 | members of the DOX Club 20% discount

How can I buy a ticket? Tickets can be purchased on-line, on the day of the movie until 7.00 pm, or from 8.00 pm at the DOX's ticket desk (Poupětova 1), unless the screening is sold out.

The bar will be open before the screening from 9pm.

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Terrace DOX+
Poupětova 3 – DOX+ entrance
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In collaboration with Edison Filmhub, we bring you a screening of Caravaggio's Shadow as part of the DOX Summer Cinema

Due to inclement weather, the screening will be moved to the DOX+ multifunctional hall, increasing the capacity for the preview of Caravaggio's Shadow.

Italy 1600. Michelangelo Merisi – better known as Caravaggio – is a brilliant artist and a rebel against the stringent rules dictated by the Council of Trent governing the representation of sacred art. After learning that Caravaggio uses prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds as models in his sacred paintings, Pope Paul V commissions a secret Vatican agent to carry out a full investigation, to decide whether to grant the pardon the painter requested after being sentenced to death for killing one of his love rivals in a duel. The Shadow starts his undercover investigation of the painter who – with his life as with his art – fascinates, upsets, subverts… A Shadow who will hold in his hands absolute power of life and death over the fate of a genius. Written, directed by and starring Michele Placido, who – after a fifty-year career and four years working on the project – delivers his fourteenth film as director. The film explores the intricate and adventurous existence of Michelangelo Merisi, aka Caravaggio, revealing his deep contradictions and the darkness of his profound torment. Rebellious and restless, devout and scandalous, independent and transgressive, the Caravaggio that Placido unveils is a cursed artist of absolute talent, but above all a rock star ante litteram, a rebel without a cause forced to face the disturbing implications of a reckless life – with all its women and demons – in which genius and unruliness coexist, to give us an timeless character, an endlessly fascinating and universal icon.

Film version:
Italy, France, 2022, 120 min
Language: IT
Directed by: Michele Placido
Genre: drama, historically, biographical
Age rating: 15+
Film is shown in the original language with Czech and English subtitles.

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