Il Boemo

Sumptuous historical drama about the trials and triumphs of 18th-century Czech opera composer Josef Mysliveček, who managed to break through in Italy as an outsider.

Please note that this film is in Czech, Italian and German, with Dutch subtitles.
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Venice, 1765. The charming and talented Czech Josef Mysliveček dreams of a career as an opera composer, but in a city brimming with musical talent and established names, this seems impossible. When he becomes the lover of a prominent marquise, his luck seems to turn. He receives a unique commission: to compose an opera for Teatro San Carlo in Naples, at the time the largest theatre in Europe. Soon, ‘the Bohemian’ grows into a famous composer. However, a debilitating illness and changing fashions mark the beginning of his downfall.

Director Petr Václav’s film is an ode to a Czech musical icon and to his music, performed in IL BOEMO by international opera stars such as Philippe Jaroussky and Simona Šaturová.

Petr Václav, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovak Republic, 2022, 140 min. Czech, Italian & German spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Vojt?ch Dyk, Barbara Ronchi, Elena Radonicich, Lana Vlady, Krystian Adam..