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LOVE IS THE DEVIL (1998) - Scalarama Event

  • year. 1998
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 1hr 30 mins

£6 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30

Amongst a coterie of artists, rent boys and drunks, in studios, casinos and late night bars – including the infamous Colony Room Club, presided over by foul-mouthed patroness Muriel Belcher (Tilda Swinton), Dyer struggles for Bacon’s attention, steadily bled dry by drink and drugs. Derek Jacobi’s portrayal of Bacon is precise and mesmerising, whilst Daniel Craig gives a raw, expressive performance as the tough petty thief who became the model for some of Bacon’s most intense and celebrated paintings, his ultimate vulnerability throwing his lover’s glory into sharp relief. Winner of a host of international film awards, including Best British Performance for both Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film’s exquisite visual style – at once beautiful and grotesque – perfectly captures the extraordinary energy of Bacon’s art.

This event has been programmed in association with ths BFI Young Programmers for Scalarama.