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Antonio Vivaldi, Un prince à Venise

Antonio Vivaldi, Un prince à Venise

A Feature film by Jean-Louis Guillermou

Release in France : 29/08/2007


    Antoine Vivaldi, un prince à Venise, the first film about Vivaldi (1678-1741), has been made by Jean-Louis Guillermou. It is not really a “religious” homage to the great baroque composer, but instead a musical and burlesque film about Vivaldi’s life. Assisted by the musicologist Patrick Barbier, Jean-Louis Guillermou, a former student of the Jesuits, investigates the theory that Vivaldi, an ordained priest at 20, never gave mass because of an incurable and mysterious illness. The film aims to show how Vivaldi was thwarted all his life by a Church intolerant of his music. This is Guillermou’s third film about music, following Mass in C Minor and Il était une fois Jean-Sébastien Bach. Stefano Dionisi (seen in Farinelli) plays the “redhead priest,” Michel Serrault portrays a cruel Venetian bishop, and Michel Galabru is Pope Paul V. Delphine Depardieu and Mélisandre Meertens play Vivaldi’s two sisters. Christian Vadim and Jean Rochefort are also among the cast.


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    Production and distribution (3)

    Line production :

    Lyons Ent. Prod

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    Co-production :

    M.A.D. Films

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    Full credits (10)

    Assistant Director :

    Alain Baudy

    Executive Producer :

    Eliane Lacroux

    Foreign Producer :

    Rean Mazzone

    Director of Photography :

    Antoine Marteau

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar

    Producer :

    Philippe Aizpurua

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Louis Guillermou

    Co-producer :

    Guillaume Letellier

    Sound recordists :

    Bernard Rochut, Matthieu Weber

    Editor :

    Jean Mach

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    Feature film

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    France, Italy

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    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2006

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2006)


    Week of French Cinema - films selected