Director: Stephen Williams Run Time: 107 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023
Starring: Alex Fitzalan, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver, Samara Weaving
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival
The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne (Kelvin Harrison Jr. in a tour de force performance) rises to improbable heights in French society as a celebrated violinist-composer and fencer, complete with an ill-fated love affair and a falling out with Marie Antoinette (Lucy Boynton) and her court.
Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
“a towering figure, long forgotten by history, returned to his rightful place at center stage”
About the filmmaker:
Stephen Williams is a Canadian film and television director. He has worked on several modern-day television programs, most notably as a director and co-executive producer on the acclaimed ABC drama series Lost and HBO’s 2019 DC Comics adaptation Watchmen. He wrote and directed the film Soul Survivor (1995), which premiered out of competition at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and was shown during the International Critics’ Week at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. He directed the feature film Chevalier (2023), which premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.See our upcoming films