Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse
MUSE’s current film, Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse, explores the 27 illuminated manuscripts inspired by the 8th century Spanish monk Beatus, who composed a lengthy commentary on the Apocalypse to prepare his fellow monks for the end of the world.
Expert John Williams, who has spent 50 years unraveling the mysteries of these extraordinary works, leads us on a journey of discovery from the Moorish capital of Córdoba in Southern Spain to the mountains of Liébana in the north. The dazzling apocalyptic visions of the medieval illuminadoreshave been reunited with the monasteries where they were created.
The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Murray Grigor, filmed by cinematographer Hamid Shams and set to music by the composer Rory Boyle.