Directed by Petr Václav, biopic, 141 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Petr Václav
With Vojtěch Dyk, Barbara Ronchi, Elena Radonicich
1764. For more than a year, Josef, a young Czech musician, has lived a precarious life in Venice. He aspires to becoming an opera composer. But the city, full of talented and established composers, seems closed to him. Looking for work as a violinist, he enters the orbit of a wealthy young woman. With her support, he has the opportunity to play in salons. But his real chance comes when he becomes the lover of a libertine marquise, who teaches him sophisticated manners, frees him from the traces of his provincial background and introduces him to a hedonistic existence. Where does all this glory lead the talented man? Audio-visually sumptuous and riveting in detail, this is a biopic about the life, work and escapades of Mozart's older friend and influence, the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček.
The film premiered this September in the official competition of the 70th San Sebastian IFF.
With the support of the Czech Embassy in Luxembourg