Love is the Devil

UK/USA/France/Japan | 7 October 1998 | Biography/Drama/Romance

Synopsis: A biography of painter Francis Bacon (Jacobi), it concentrates on his strained relationship with George Dyer (Craig), a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on the authorised biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon by Daniel Farson, and is dedicated to him.

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Anne Lambton, Karl Johnson, Annabel Brooks, Adrian Scarborough, Tilda Swinton Directed by: John Maybury
Written by: John Maybury
Produced by: Takashi Asai, Ben Gibson, Patrice Haddad, Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo, Chiara Menage, Frances-Anne Solomon

Awards: Best New British Feature (director John Maybury) and two Best British Performance awards at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Art Fiction: Best Direction & Art Fiction: Best Cinematography at Art Film Festival, Best Actor at Evening Standard British Film Awards, Best Cinematography at Fantasporto

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