Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Title: Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance
Description: In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, thirty years younger than Bacon, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer's amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals. In their sex life, Dyer dominates, Bacon is the masochist. Dyer's bouts with depression, his drinking, pill popping, and his Satanic nightmares strain the relationship, as does his pain with Bacon's casual infidelities. Bacon paints, talks with wit, and, as Dyer spins out of control, begins to find him tiresome. Could Bacon care less?
Director: John Maybury
Writer: John Maybury
Actors: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton
Rating: 6.5
Votes: 3499
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 87 min
Language: English

FileSize: 1.24 GB

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