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

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Love Is the Devil:
Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
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Written byJohn Maybury
Directed byJohn Maybury
Starring
Music byRyuichi Sakamoto
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerTakashi Asai & BBC

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon is a 1998 film made for television by the BBC. It was written and directed by John Maybury and stars Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton. A fictional 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.

It won three awards at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: Best New British Feature (director John Maybury) and two Best British Performance awards, one for Jacobi and the other for future James Bond actor Craig. The film was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Craig's performance was well received by critics, acknowledging it as his breakthrough role.[2]

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Love Is the Devil was released theatrically by Artificial Eye on 18 September 1998 in the UK and grossed £259,421 ($0.4 million).[3] It was released in the United States on 7 October 1998 and grossed $354,004,[4] for a worldwide total in excess of $0.8 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Love Is the Devil". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  2. ^ "The 10 Best Daniel Craig Movie Performances".
  3. ^ "British biz at the box office". Variety. 14 December 1998. p. 72.
  4. ^ Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon at Box Office Mojo

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