April 15, 2024 12:10 am

Chevalier Trailer Breakdown: An Untold True Story of a Musical Genius
Chevalier Trailer Breakdown: An Untold True Story of a Musical Genius

Chevalier Trailer Breakdown: An Untold True Story of a Musical Genius

It’s fitting that 18th Century French-Caribbean violinist and composer, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was nicknamed “Black Mozart.” The trailer for the upcoming biopic Chevalier very much suggests a biopic in the mold of the 1984 classic Mozart drama Amadeus. Director Stephen Williams’ film posits Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), to tell the story of the rise to fame of the first recorded Black classical music composer. He had to endure racism and a complicated and heavily scrutinized love life at a time when the age of enlightenment and the age of slavery clashed greatly in French society.

Read More The life of 18th Century violinist and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges is relayed in the trailer for Chevalier.