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Caravaggio's Shadow

Michele Placido

France/Italy | V.O. French/Italian | ST French | 2022 | 118 min | DCP | color | Fiction | Quebec Premiere

Italy 1609. Accused of murder, Caravaggio fled Rome and took refuge in Naples.Supported by the powerful Colonna family, Caravaggio tried to obtain a pardon from the Church to return to Rome. The Pope, wondering whether he should be granted clemency for killing a rival, decides to have an inquisitor, the Shadow, investigate the painter, whose art is deemed subversive and contrary to the morals of the Church.

Director Michele Placido
Cinematographer Michele D'Attanasio
Screenplay Sandro Petraglia, Michele Placido, Fidel Signorile
Cast Riccardo Scamarcio, Micaela Ramazzotti, Louis Garrel, Isabelle Huppert
Production Charlot, Goldenart Production, Rai Cinema
Distribution Axia Films, Le Pacte


Michele Placido

Michele Placido is an Italian actor, director and screenwriter. He has enjoyed a remarkable career in Italian and international cinema. Placido began his acting career in the 1970s, quickly gaining recognition for his talent. His performance in the film Romances et confidences (1974) won him considerable critical acclaim. In addition to his acting work, Michele Placido also made his directorial debut in the 1980s. His films, such as Pummaro (1990) and The Italian Dream (2009), have been hailed for their artistic achievement and exploration of social themes. Over the years, Placido has continued to be an iconic figure in Italian cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. His dedication to the 7th art and his impact on the Italian industry make him a key figure in contemporary Italian cinema.