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.
With the support of the Czech Embassy in Luxembourg