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

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

Director John Maybury

Writer John Maybury

Genre Biography, Drama, Romance

Year 1998

Actors Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton

IMDB : 6.5 (2,625 votes)


 

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, 30 years Bacon's junior, 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 and 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?

Comments

  • Kolby Kauffman 2015-04-24 23:30:17
    It really sucks they couldn't get the licensing for Bacon's paintings, because this could've been a crazy-interesting film.
  • John Doe 2015-02-21 23:38:28
     Mr. Bond?
  • FuckinBirmingham 2015-01-15 02:23:35
    Mama said Vicki Vallencourt was the devil because she had a hot snatch!
  • simon jones 2015-01-14 15:27:04
    is this about gay sex?

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