L’ombra di Caravaggio
English Title: Caravaggio’s Shadow
Director(s): Michele Placido
Starring: Riccardo Scamarcio, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert, Micaela Ramazzotti, Tedua, Vinicio Marchioni, Lolita Chammah
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama, Historical
Language: Italian with English subtitles
In 1610 Italy, the brilliant painter Caravaggio rebels against Church doctrine with the religious depictions in his art. After discovering that he uses prostitutes, thieves and vagabonds as models for his paintings, Pope Paul V orders the Vatican secret service to investigate Caravaggio.
The outcome of this investigation will determine if the Church will grant Caravaggio the clemency he requested after being sentenced to death for the murder of a romantic rival.