There’s something about the famous French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne, de Saint-Georges that makes his fans go crazy.
The man was a master of his craft and had a way with words that could make even the most hardened cynic appreciate his work. He didn’t just write songs—he wrote stories telling them in such a way that you feel like you’re living them.
Joseph Bologne is a unique figure in music history. His work is often seen as a bridge between the classical and contemporary eras, with its fusion of African, European, and Caribbean influences.
Inspired by the chivalrous life of the musician, the popular network Searchlight Pictures has decided to jump on the biographical film and present his life to a deserving audience.
The untold story of a famous musician with a tough yet sensational off-camera life that derived the lighting force to the coming generations is coming very soon. The film is here with a refreshing trailer that you should not miss at any cost.
Chevalier Trailer featuring Joseph Bologne’s Life Beyond Violin
Bologne has been called “the first rock star” for his ability to cross over from the stage to the radio waves—and he was one of the first musicians to incorporate electronic instruments into his sound.
He even experimented with synthesisers during his early career!
The singer-songwriter has also been recognised for his efforts to unite various communities through his music. He advocated for peace in Africa by establishing a school in Cape Verde that taught children how to read and write.
The fresh trailer features Kelvin Harrison Jr in the titular role delivering one of his finest works to date.
The trailer opens with young Bologne who moves to another country to make a name for himself. Bolognese moved to Paris, where he was the only person of colour studying at the prestigious academy of music.
At first, all eyes were on him but his true colours of talent spread quickly around the campus which led him to one of his most memorable events.
One of the highlights of Bologne’s evening earlier this week was his performance with Mozart during one of the composer’s concerts.
The trailer also introduced us to the other protagonist, Lucy Boynton who becomes his quest for love. the film sees two people fall into a forbidden love affair which only fueled the haters of an incredibly talented musician.
Meet the cast
The film boasts a number of talented names including Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Samara Weaving as Marie-Josephine, Lucy Boynton as Marie Antoinette, Marton Csokas, Alex Fitzalan as Philippe and Minnie Driver as La Guimard.
When Is It Releasing?
After the successful screening at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022, the film is gearing up for a theatrical release on April 7th, 2023.
The film also brings perfect musical experiences with Kelvin appearing as Bolognese performing Baz Luhrman’s interpretation of B.B King and Joe Wright’s adaptation of Cyrano.