LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON

LOVE IS THE DEVIL: STUDY FOR A PORTRAIT OF FRANCIS BACON

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Starring Tilda Swinton and a pre-Bond Daniel Craig, this 1998 biopic analyses the life of painter Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi), focusing on his stressed relationship with his lover, George Dyer (Craig), a former small time crook. Cat burglar George falls in through Bacon’s studio skylight to rob him but, surprisingly, is invited to share his bed. Bacon finds Dyer’s amorality and innocence attractive, however with time, cruelly looses interest on him. This leads Dyer to a downward spiral of depression with heavy drinking and pill popping. BBFC Certified 18
18
90 minutes
1998
Cult, Drama
United Kingdom
English
None
BFI

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