Venice, 1763. Writer Lorenzo da Ponte is leading a very cavalier life. Originally a priest, his numerous affairs result in him being sent into exile to Vienna. Supported by his friend and mentor Giacomo Casanova, da Ponte is introduced in Vienna to the King's favourite composer, Salieri, and a newcomer named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Seeing an opportunity to undermine his rival's ascension, Salieri tricks Mozart into hiring this unknown libertine as his librettist. But da Ponte's own nature and sentimental wanderings in Vienna only inspire the composer, and lead to one of Mozart's most bold and powerful compositions: Don Giovanni.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Carlos Saura

Written by: Carlos Saura, Raffaelo Uboldi, Alessandro Vallini

Produced by: Andrea Occhipinti, Andres Vicente Gomez, Igor Uboldi

Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro

Editing: Julia Huaniz

Production Design: Luis Ramirez, Paola Bizzarri

Cast: Lorenzo Balducci, Lino Guanciale, Emilia Verginelli, Ketevan Kemoklidze

Nominations and Awards

  • European Production Designer 2010
  • Feature Film Selection 2010