CHEVALIER – Review by Rachel West

An epic biopic of composer Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Chevalier, is anchored by a mesmerizing performance by Kelvin Harrison Jr. Born to a French aristocratic father and an enslaved Senegalese mother in Guadeloupe in 1745, Bologne was taken to France at the age of seven. With exceptional music talent and mastery of the violin at a young age, Bologne fought against the racism of 18th century Paris. Screenwriter Stefani Robinson’s rich social commentary shows how the composer can play by all the rules and still lose the game.

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