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Interlude in Prague Premiere
Thu, May 11, 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM BST
The world premiere for Mozart drama and British feature, Interlude in Prague taking place on the evening of Thursday 11th May 2017 in London’s eminent Leicester Square.
Hotly anticipated Mozart drama, Interlude in Prague, heads to cinemas nationwide from 25th May 2017. Based on true life events, Interlude in Prague is a powerful drama which follows the story of a few turbulent months in the short life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that influenced the creation of the operatic masterpiece, Don Giovanni. A love story and a tragedy of epic proportions, the film sees Mozart in a Shakespeare in Love style drama with a Dangerous Liaisons tragic end. Set in Prague in 1788, the narrative follows a brief interlude in the composer’s colourful life during one of his several visits - the dates and locations are real but the plot is fictitious.
Tired of demonstrating his talents to a privileged elite, Mozart is brought to the Bohemian city by Baron Saloka, a vain and self-obsessed aristocrat, apparently above the law who lives a privileged life. On his arrival, Mozart is happy to have found the one place on earth where he feels his talent is appreciated and sets about creating a new opera at the Nostitz Theatre. However Mozart’s unconventional presence in Prague soon unleashes a series of dramatic and tragic events. Zuzanna Luptak, a young and beautiful soprano, is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart and they have a passionate affair. Saloka, a psychopath, sexual-predator and serial rapist, develops an overwhelming hatred that results in callous brutality and murder. In a tangled web of passion and violence, the drama is captured by the magnificent music of the Don Giovanni.
Interlude in Prague features an all-star cast including: James Purefoy (Solomon Kane, John Carter, Ironclad), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk, The White Queen, Ironclad), Les Miserables’ star, Samantha Barks and rising star Morfydd Clark (Love and Friendship, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Directed by John Stephenson O.B.E (Animal Farm, Five Children and It, The Christmas Candle) with final screenplay by Brian Ashby, Helen Clare Cromarty and John Stephenson O.B.E., Interlude In Prague is produced by Productive International’s Huw Penallt Jones (Damascus Cover, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Edge of Love, Cold Mountain, Chaos) along with Hannah Leader (Damascus Cover, Lucky Number Slevin, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead).