the in between and high and low of an artist. we have the notorious painter, michelangelo mersi da caravaggio, who is lying on his death bed, recalling his life. which was chaotic, colorful, and full of love, struggle, and of course beautiful art. the shots in this film are sharp, clean, and just as beautiful as the art itself. we have a poetic film that captures everything from stage, scene, and performance. aesthetically, it's stunning, with the art and artist becoming one with each other. occasionally, the story gets lost in the artistic style, being a foreground of scene and style. also, tilda swinton was stunning in this role.