‘An irresistible mix of art and genitals’: Caligula finally comes to Cannes

May 19, 2023

“There were definitely a lot of points in the last three years where I thought I was crazy,” he says. “And so all of a sudden, I thought: ‘OK, all the therapy bills are worth it,’” says Negovan. Vidal would eventually call Caligula “easily one of the worst films ever made”, which is quite the review to get from its screenwriter. There’s not much the recut can do about the script and iffy camerawork, which are all part of the charm. As are the multiple orgies, the infamous fisting scene, the copious nudity and the genuine shock of some of the violence.