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Five Men and a Caravaggio

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Synopsis

This documentary is shaped around a large painting by Caravaggio (John in the Wilderness, aka John the Baptist). We view the painting through the question of reproduction. The story follows a copy of this painting made in Shenzhen that then goes to a poet in London, who personally struggles with the painting and the image he sees of himself in it. A group of his artist friends attempt to solve his problem. The events in London are paralleled with a slice of life depiction of a Chinese artisan’s family in Shenzhen, south China, reproducing John in the Wilderness.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Director
Xiaolu Guo
Producer
Xiaolu Guo, Stephen Barker
Editor
Lizi Hesling
Director of Photography
Xiaolu Guo

Genre

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Last updated 13th November 2017

Production Company

Xiaolu Guo Productions
Xiaolu Guo
guoxiaolu@yahoo.com