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Love is the Devil

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Love is the Devil

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
88 minutes
performer:
Daniel Craig, Derek Jacobi, Tilda Swinton
director:
John Maybury
distributor:
Strand Releasing
author:
John Maybury
genre:
Drama, Historical

We gave it a B+

An art film in every sense, this moody bio-drama reveals the cruelty behind the creativity of British painter Francis Bacon (Jacobi), who drank in the art world’s praise while allowing his ignored lover George (Craig) to sink into solitary despair. This impressionistic tale is an affecting meditation on loneliness, mortality, and the distance between emotion and genius. B+