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  • 107m
  • Directed by Stephen Williams
  • Cast includes Kelvin Harrison Jr., Samara Weaving, Lucy Boynton, Minnie Driver
  • Cert 12A

Inspired by the incredible true story, Chevalier tells the tale of an illegitimate son of a French plantation owner and an African slave who became recognised in the French court as a musical prodigy and master fencer. Yet not all are happy for his ascendancy, and Marie Antoinette’s court looks unkindly on a mixed race man taking centre stage.

A romantic and sumptuously realised period drama, Chevalier is also a showcase for rising star Kelvin Harrison Jr (Waves, Elvis). A redress to history’s erasure of black people, this is a defiant and brilliant take on the French court for the Bridgerton generation.