Bradley Cooper returns to directing – El Sol de México

Bradley Cooper (“What Happened Yesterday?”, “The Games of Destiny”) sits back in the director’s chair to tell the story. life of composer and pianist Leonard Bernsteinwho, along with his artistic career, lived a turbulent marriage with a Costa Rican actress named Felicia Montealegre.

The film, whose premiere took place in Venice Festival last September, features in the upcoming awards season, and It is estimated that he will obtain more than one Oscar nomination.

For now competes for four Golden Globesincluding Best Picture and Best Director for Cooper (who previously directed “A Star is Born”), and eight Critic’s Choice Awards.

The story begins when the artist receives the news that he was chosen to direct the New York Philharmonic Orchestraduring his presentation at Carnegie Hall, this being his first big opportunity in the industry.

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During a party he meets Felicia (played by Carey Mulligan), who would become the woman of his life. Their relationship begins to advance little by little, beginning with a lot of passion and mutual support for their respective careers.

But as the years go by, the Leonard’s bisexuality and his not-so-discreet infidelities would make their marriage a turbulent and painful relationship, which ends up damaging even Leonard’s relationship with his eldest daughter, Jamie (Maya Hawke).

The latter was in real life the main promoter of the project to bring her father’s life to the screen. According to what she said in interviews with American media, she had been trying to achieve it for at least 15 years.

After having had contacts with acclaimed directors such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielbergthe composer also met Bradley Cooperr, who ended up co-write the script for a biopic to a review of the love story between their parents.

Through musical momentscarefully recreated, The film also captures some of the peak episodes of Leonard Bernstein’s musical career.. Likewise, the career of Felicia is briefly explored, who in the film is shown as an always faithful and committed wife, despite all the pain she went through.

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The film, which is available on Netflix, concludes with Felicia’s illness and death processwhose diagnosis of breast cancer ended up affecting her relationship even more.

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