First Look: ‘Interlude in Prague’

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Costume drama stars Aneurin Barnard, James Purefoy and Morfydd Clark

Coming soon from Cinesky Pictures is the sumptuous musical drama “Interlude in Prague”.

Shot almost entirely in the Czech capital the movie portrays a few turbulent months in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that influenced the creation of Don Giovanni, and stars Aneurin Barnard, James Purefoy and Morfydd Clark.

Barnard, whose credits include “The White Queen” and “War & Peace,” plays the composer at a time when he has been brought to Prague by the vain and self-obsessed evil aristocrat Baron Saloka played by Purefoy, (“The Following,” and “Roots” reboot). Rising star Morfydd Clark, who appeared recently in Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship,” plays the beautiful soprano Zuzanna Luptak, who is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart.

A love story and a tragedy of epic proportions, the characters, the passions, heartbreak and awful outcome could just as easily exist in a contemporary story. I intend to shoot this with fast-moving camera and use modern post-production techniques to capture the energy and atmosphere of a modern thriller. The result will be a glorious heart-in-mouth solar plexus knockout.

said director John Stephenson – at the start of the shoot

“Interlude in Prague” will be available in January