“If summer doesn’t sing in you, then nothing sings in you. And if nothing sings in you, then you can’t make music.”
Netflix has dropped the trailer for its most anticipated film of the season, Maestro, the second directorial effort from 9-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper.
Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. The film was met with rapturous reviews at its Venice premiere then on home turf in New York and the New York Film Festival with the Bernstein family in tow. In her review, Sophia Ciminello says, “Cooper doesn’t answer the questions that the film poses, though, and instead blurs Bernstein’s multiple public and private lives, creating an experience far from a standard biopic. We don’t see a collection of the greatest hits when we reflect on our lives. Instead, we remember those specific memories of joy and suffering that made us feel the most alive.”
Cooper directs, co-writes with Josh Singer and co-stars with Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Alexa Swinton and Miriam Shor. The film is produced by Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Mackso Krieger, Fred Burner, Amy Durning and Martin Scorsese. Carla Raij, Josh Singer, Bobby Wilhelm, Weston Middleton, and Tracey Landon are executive producers.
In select theaters November 22 and on Netflix December 20. Here is the trailer.
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