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I approached this film knowing very little about it except that it was directed by Carlos Saura. For me, that was enough,since he has a really beautiful cinematic eye; (his film "Tango" is one of my favorites).
"I, Don Giovanni" provides us with a sumptuous look at both Venice and Vienna in the 1700s while at the same time letting us watch as both Da Ponte and Mozart set to work creating a new version of an old story. We are able to see them as they agree and disagree on the form of the story while behind them and then full screen we watch as the finished story is performed in the King's Court.
Under Saura's direction the cinematography by Vittorio Storaro is simply stunning while the story itself is full of both humour and passion. A film simply too good to miss.
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