I, Don Giovanni

I, Don Giovanni (Italian: Io, Don Giovanni) is a 2009 Spanish-Italian-Austrian drama film directed by Carlos Saura.

I, Don Giovanni
Directed byCarlos Saura
StarringTobias Moretti
Lorenzo Balducci
Release date
  • 23 October 2009 (2009-10-23)
Running time
127 minutes
CountrySpain
Italy
Austria
LanguageGerman
Italian

The film narrates the life of Lorenzo da Ponte, Italian Freemason who wouldn't give up his libertinism and homosexual relations, despite being ordered to do so as a priest of the Roman Catholic Church. When the Holy Inquisition accused da Ponte of having betrayed the Christian faith, condemning him to the exile, his close friend Giacomo Casanova wrote a presentation letter for Antonio Salieri, before da Ponte had to leave Venice for Vienna. Here, Salieri introduced him to Mozart, and da Pone wrote le Nozze di Figaro.

At the intervention of Casanova, da Ponte persuaded Mozart to publish a second edition of the Don Giovanni, which was performed in presence of the Emperor Joseph II, to great success.

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