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In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute,
the Beirut Art Film Festival presents an evening on

The Caravaggio


bacco caravaggio 


6 pm – Online screening of the capsule
The Caravaggio, 2020, 23′, produced by JAP .
This film is a presentation of Caravaggio’s work, life and battles
by Vincent Cartuyvels, art historian.

6:30 pm – Online screening of the scenic capture of
Io, Caravaggio, 2017, 70′, Cesare Capitani.
This movie is a portrait of Michelangelo Merisi, called “Caravaggio”, whose work has forever changed painting, with its brutal realism and disturbing eroticism. It is also a series of throbbing confessions by the cursed artist, punctuated, as in a lucid dream , by “a cappella” songs (Monteverdi, Caccini et Grancini) interpreted by Laetitia Favart. On stage, Cesare Capitani succeeds in the feat of embodying the artist, devoured by his passions, violent, rebellious, possessed by the thrill of sacrifice and death, while interpreting at the same time some of his masterpieces.
From the novel by Dominique Fernandez (Grasset).
Coproduction of the capture: Les Films d’un Jour.

8 pm – Zoom discussion on the
Sublimation of violence in Caravaggio’s work
with Vincent Cartuyvels and Cesare Capitani.
Moderator Joumana Rizk-Yarak.


Rules for accessing:

  1. Access to the screenings and discussion is free for everyone, however a reservation via e-mail is required in order to be able to contact you in the event of a technical accident. If you are not yet registered for this event, here is the link>>>
  2. When you sign up, please verify your email address before sending it to us. In the hours following your request, a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive it, please check your junk (spam) mailbox..
  3. The links for the films and for Zoom will be sent to your e-mail address on March 27th. You will find in it the instructions and the schedule of the evening. Our online appointments take place on 2 platforms: the festival website (for the films) and on Zoom (for the discussions).
  4. The films are only accessible at the times specified in the announcements.




  • Organized by: BAFF
  • In collaboration with: IIC Beirut