Netflix - Maestro – A Captivating Tale of Love, Music, and Legacy

By Mulder, 29 november 2023

Maestro, the highly anticipated American biographical drama film directed by Bradley Cooper, took center stage at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 2, 2023, leaving an indelible mark with its compelling portrayal of the legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre.

Directed by Bradley Cooper and featuring a stellar cast including Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Silverman, Maestro weaves a poignant narrative around the life and marriage of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre. The film explores the depths of their relationship against the backdrop of Bernstein's towering musical legacy, offering audiences a rare glimpse into the intimate, human side of the maestro.

Maestro made its debut at the prestigious 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it not only captivated audiences but also earned a nomination for the esteemed Golden Lion. The film was later showcased in the spotlight program of the New York Film Festival on October 2, 2023, marking the first premiere at the newly inaugurated David Geffen Hall. Despite challenges posed by the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, Maestro also graced the BFI London Film Festival and closed the AFI Fest, solidifying its global presence.

The limited theatrical release of Maestro in the United States on November 22, 2023, was met with widespread anticipation and excitement. Following the theatrical run, the film is set to stream globally on Netflix starting December 20, 2023, allowing audiences worldwide to experience the compelling narrative and stellar performances from the comfort of their homes.

Maestro invites audiences to explore the complexities of love, art, and legacy, providing a unique perspective on the life of Leonard Bernstein. As the film continues to captivate audiences, it solidifies its place as a must-watch cinematic experience, resonating with both critics and viewers alike.

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The story of the grandiose, reckless, lifelong love between conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

Directed by Bradley Cooper
Written by Bradley Coope, Josh Singer
Produced by Fred Berner, Bradley Cooper, Amy Durning, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg
Starring Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper
Cinematography : Matthew Libatique
Edited by Michelle Tesoro
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Production companies: Sikelia Productions, Amblin Entertainment, Lea Pictures, Fred Berner Films
Distributed by Netflix
Release dates : September 2, 2023 (Venice), November 22, 2023 (United States), December 20, 2023 (France)
Running time : 129 minutes

Photos : Copyright Jason McDonald/Netflix