Maestro is one of the most anticipated movies premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and Netflix finally shared its first trailer with the world. Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan take center stage as the famed composer Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre.
The complex relationship between Bernstein and Montealegre spanned three decades and survived many love affairs. It served as a central point of Cooper’s highly-anticipated follow-up to A Star is Born, and here’s what Netflix’s official logline has to say about it:
“Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between cultural icon 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 Oscar nominees Cooper and Mulligan are prominently featured in the first teaser, while the rest of the supporting cast includes Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Josh Hamilton, Scott Ellis, Gideon Glick, Sam Nivola, Alexa Swinton, and Miriam Shor.
Maestro will be one of the films competing for the Golden Lion at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it’s set to premiere on September 2. It will be released in selected theatres on November 22, ahead of its Netflix premiere on December 20.