Caravaggio’s Shadow

original title:

CARAVAGGIO

directed by:

country:

Italy/France

year:

2020

format:

colour

status:

In pre-production (13/02/2020)

The film explores the tempestuous life of the 17th-century painter. It revolves around a secret Vatican investigation into Caravaggio, ordered by Pope Paul V as he debates whether to grant the artist clemency for murdering a love rival.
Riccardo Scamarcio plays Caravaggio opposite Louis Garrel as the investigator – known as The Shadow. Isabelle Huppert also features as a noblewoman who was a steadfast protector of the artist, hiding him from the police and Papal authorities and interceding on his behalf.
(Source: Screendaily.com)