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Dustin Hoffman presents
Tosca's Kiss
A film by Daniel Schmid
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Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896.

In his documentary film Tosca’s Kiss, which has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide, director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) re-live and re-enact their triumphant roles of the glorious past.

Tosca’s Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire.

"Touching and exhilarating... Bravissimo!" —The New York Times

"One of the years' 10 Best" —The Village Voice

“A delightful and very poignant documentary about opera, art and old age.” —Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

“Insightful, life-affirming, and just plain entertaining!” —Christian Science Monitor

“Delightful!” —Toronto Star

1986 Winner, IDA Award International Documentary Association
1985 Grand Prize and Certificate of Special Merit, 57th Annual Academy Awards
1985 Winner, Best Music Documentary, Mostra International de Cinema em Sao Paulo
1984 World Premiere, Locarno International Film Festival
1984 Official Selection, Florence Film Festival
1984 Winner, First Prize, Chicago International Film Festival

87 minutes / color
Release: 2014
Copyright: 1984
Sale/Institutional: $398

This DVD is sold above with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights. It is also available for home video use, click here.

Subject areas:
Aging, Art, Music, Theater, Western Europe

Related Links:
The Films of Daniel Schmid
View a PDF of the Film's Press Kit

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