Special Screening Sunday 24 March 2013 at 3.00pm - Riverside Studios, London

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Luisa Pretolani.
Luisa has directed numerous award-winning short films, three features and several documentaries. luisapretolani.com

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In the summer of 2010 the peaceful Italian coastal town of Porto Ercole became the scene of a momentous discovery.

Beneath the floor of a burial crypt the possible remains of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio were brought to light - one of the greatest artists of all time, one who had turned the art of painting on its head  and then disappeared without a trace.  It was the end of a long trail, the final chapter in a mystery that had gripped the art world for 400 years.

Caravaggio, aside from being one of the greatest artists in the 16th century, was also the most neglected, because of his temper and his revolutionary creations. His character, like his art, was confrontational and uncompromising: bold, driven, ingenious.  He was both loved and hated.
Though his great skill meant he was in demand from churches across Italy, his realistic work shocked people. His art blended the beautiful and the decadent, the religious and the obscene, light and  shade, like never before.
This film looks at the life of this tempestuous man and at the mystery of his techniques that made him so unique.

Team Credits
Directors: Richard Blanshard & Marco Visalberghi
Producers: Bettina Hatami & Marco Visalberghi
Executive Producer: André Singer

Partners: Spring Films in association with Doclab for Sky Arts






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Hammersmith
London W6 9RL

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Reception: 020 8237 1000

The nearest tube station is Hammersmith, served by the Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City lines.
The following buses stop at Hammersmith Broadway Bus Station: 9, 10, 27, 33, 72, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 283, 295, 391, 419, H91

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