drama | production: 2019, release: spring 2020 | director: Petr Václav
Inspired by the work with the documentary „Olimpiade“, this feature film will tell the life story of Josef Myslivecek, friend and teacher of Mozart. Myslivecek was known as “Il Boemo”. He was a composer who sacrified everything to be free, loved and famous. Yet he died alone, sick and forgotten. The son of a Prague miller, who expected him to follow in his footsteps, Josef as a young man flees to Venice to realise his dream of becoming a composer. Against all odds he manages, and his success surpasses even his own expectations. During the 1770s he is at his most prolific, composing numerous works in the Italian „opera seria“ style.