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WILD STRAWBERRIES: CHEVALIER

Director: STEPHEN WILLIAMS

108 mins, USA, 2022, Digital

This stylish and highly watchable biopic concerns the composer, Joseph Bologne, son of an enslaved African woman and white plantation owner in 18th-Century France. Determined to succeed despite prejudice, Bologne pushes himself to excel at fencing, composing and violin and is awarded the title ‘Chevalier’, but prejudice remains. With some anachronistic details beloved of Bridgerton fans, the film goes on to explore the musician’s forbidden romance and ultimately his facing up to the reality of discrimination, in a sumptuous, captivating depiction.

The screening on Wednesday 31st will be Open Captioned.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

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Wednesday 31st

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