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
The illegitimate son of an African slave and a French plantation owner, Bologne 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 and her court. Inspired by the incredible true story of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Stephen Williams began his career as a television director in his native Canada before writing and directing his first movie, “Soul Survivor” (1995). This intensely personal indie effort starred his brother Peter Williams and took place in Toronto’s Jamaican community, in which the brothers were raised
“The always dashing Harrison gives a wholly freeing performance, uplifting the lesser parts of this biopic for a visually resplendent and captivating take on a musical genius.” ~ Robert Daniels, rogerebert.com