Il Boemo

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Il Boemo

original title:

Il Boemo

directed by:

cast:

Vojtech Dyk, Barbara Ronchi, Philippe Jaroussky, Karel Roden, Lana Vlady, Lino Musella, Martina Babisova, Raffaella Milanesi, Juan Sancho, Emöke Baráth

screenplay:

set design:

costume design:

music:

Josef Myslivecek

producer:

Jan Macola, Marco Alessi, Marek Urban, Kateřina Ondřejková

production:

Mimesis Film, Dugong Films, Sentimentalfilm, supported by Ministero della Cultura, Czech Film Fund, with the support of Česká televize, Filmová nadace, Creative Europe – MEDIA Developement, Regione Veneto, Genova Liguria Film Commission, Sicilia Film Commission

country:

Czech Republic/Italy/Slovakia

year:

2021

film run:

130'

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (19/12/2020)

The year is 1764. For over a year, Josef has been leading a precarious life in Venice. He hopes to become an opera composer. The city, full of talented and already-established composers, seems closed to him. Looking for work as a violinist, he comes into the orbit of a rich young woman. Thanks to her, he gets the opportunity to play at salons. But his real opportunity arises, when he becomes the lover of a libertine marquise. She teaches him worldly manners, rids him of signs of a provincial upbringing and introduces him to a hedonistic existence free from religious intolerance. Thus transformed, prepared for the conquest of women and of the world, benefiting from his relationships, Josef gets an incredible commission: to write an opera for the San Carlo, Europe’s largest theatre...