The Bohemian | Il Boemo
DIRECTOR: Petr Václav
CAST: Vojtech Dyk, Martina Babisova, Emöke Baráth
21 May 2023
Il Boemo tells the life story of 18th century Baroque composer Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781), who travelled from Prague to Venice, Italy in 1763 at the age of 25 to pursue his dreams. At the height of his career, the Czech-born composer – a friend and mentor to Mozart - was the most prolific and sought-after composers in Italian opera. However, he died in relative obscurity. Through a creative blend of music, story-telling and lush costumes director Václav’s award-winning biopic recreates his life. The film, hailed by critics as a “sumptuously appointed musical biopic” features many of Mysliveček’s compositions, which were both performed during the shoot itself and recorded separately.
Six awards including Best Film and Best Director at Czech Lion Awards Czechia selected Il Boemo to compete for the 2022 Oscar for Best International Feature Film.