Meet Joseph Bologne, a Black composer in the 18th century French court, in the sumptuous historical drama, Chevalier at 70th Sydney Film Festival.

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Mozart is performing a concert when he is suddenly interrupted by a confident young man who asks to join on violin – and completely outshines him. The man is Joseph Bologne, the illegitimate son of an African slave and French plantation owner who makes his way to the upper echelons of French society, counting Marie Antoinette as a friend. As he enters a passionate romance with the married Marie-Josephine (Samara Weaving) and confronts the racism underlying the facade of civility, Bologne is forced to reassert his independence. Beautifully staged by director Stephen Williams (LostWatchmen) and with a compelling performance by ever-impressive Harrison, Chevalier is both provocative romantic drama and historical redress.

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  • 07 Jun - 18 Jun, 23
  • Regular price $24.00 $15.00 Playwave Price


    • Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
    • Ritz Randwick
    • Palace Norton Street 
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