The International Festival of Films on Art - 39th edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Caravaggio: the Soul and the Blood

Italy | 2018 | 95 min
English | Subtitles in French
Author: Cosetta Lagani
Music: Matteo Curallo
Script: Laura Allevi
Director: Jesus Garcés Lambert


North American Premiere

Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

The powerful works of the Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610) revolutionized 17th-century painting. With his use of light and shadow, his contrasts and contradictions, his genius and his intemperance, the larger-than-life artist created masterful paintings resplendent with light. The genius’s path is retraced in this powerful narrative film, distinguished by striking images and a superb soundtrack.

This film will also be presented in Montreal on March 23rd and 28th.


Jesus Garcés Lambert

Jesus Garces Lambert was born in Mexico City, where he started experimenting different languages, such as short films, video art, theatre, performance and commercials. When he was 25 years old, he decided to change life and he moved to Italy. Since then he has been signing successful documentaries for the most important broadcasters worldwide, among which SKY, Arte France-Germany, National Geographic, BBC, ZDF Germany, CBS USA,, CBC Canada, TVE Spain, TF1 France, Svt Sweden, NRK Norway, SBS Australia, RAI and others. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art New York and the Soros Foundation have chosen some of the works of Jesus to be part of their permanent collection. The movies of Jesus have been selected in some of the most important international festivals such as the 73th Venice International Film Festival 2016.
Filmography | Caravaggio – the Soul and the Blood ; Dietro l’altare ; Viaggio nel cinema in 3D – una storia vintage ; Concordia io c’ero.

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