Il Boemo tells of the extraordinary fortunes and lifework of one of classical music’s most important figures, Josef Mysliveček (1737–81), friend and teacher to Mozart. Mysliveček was a major star in 18th-century Italy before his fall from grace and death in obscurity. The director’s interest in making the film extends beyond Mysliveček’s music to his inner motivations and passions, his need for artistic fulfilment and his dramatic life.
Graduated from FAMU in Prague, Petr Vaclav wrote, directed and produced his first feature film Marian in 1996, which won the Silver Leopard in Locarno and the Procirep prize in Angers. Les mondes parallèles, his second feature film, written with Marie Desplechin, was a finalist for the NHK Screenplay Award at the Sundance Film Festival. This film won the Best Czech Film of the Year Award in 2001.
As part of the programme of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the film Il Boemo by Petr Václav and the concert by Collegium 1704 conducted by Václav Luks invite you to discover two 18th-century Bohemian composers, Josef Mysliveček and Jan Dismas Zelenka.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the producer Jan Macola and the composer Václav Luks, who wrote music to accompany the film and will conduct the Collegium 1704 concert the following day.
Wednesday 16 November, 19:00 → 21:30141 min
Hall MRue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
- Czech German Italian
- Subtitles: English
(CZ/IT/SK, 2022, DCP, 141')