Caravaggio’s Shadow

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Caravaggio’s Shadow (L'ombra di Caravaggio)

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.