“Maestro” serves as an exploration of the life and legacy of Leonard Bernstein, the renowned American composer, conducted through the lens of his complex relationship with actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. This biopic delves into the intricacies of their marriage, characterized by its challenges and complexities, including Bernstein’s reported struggles with fidelity and his engagements with individuals of both genders throughout their nearly 27-year union.
The film debuted at the 80th Venice International Film Festival to critical acclaim and is scheduled for a limited theatrical release starting from November 22. It will gradually expand to more locations in the subsequent weeks. For audiences unable to catch it in theaters, “Maestro” will premiere exclusively on Netflix for streaming on December 20, allowing a wider audience to experience Bernstein’s compelling story portrayed by Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan.
The movie aims to provide an in-depth and nuanced portrayal of Bernstein’s life, offering audiences a glimpse into the personal complexities and contributions of the iconic composer within the framework of his turbulent and passionate relationship with Felicia Montealegre. With its focus on the dynamics between the two and the challenges faced by a couple in the public eye, “Maestro” promises a compelling narrative that transcends the typical biopic storytelling.