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Tosca's Kiss

Tosca's Kiss

Tosca's Kiss

1984 / 87min / DCP

DIRECTOR: DANIEL SCHMID

A major filmmaker who never in his lifetime achieved proper recognition in the U.S., Schmid came closest to a stateside breakthrough with this warm, funny documentary shot in Milan’s Casa Verdi, a retirement home founded by Giuseppe Verdi for former opera divas and divus, who in their reduced present circumstances are still nourished by the triumphs of their past, still re-enacting the roles of those glory days. A cult item among opera aficionados, though close to irresistible regardless of your musical tastes.

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.