Venice festival director Alberto Barbera defended the decision to include him, telling AFP: “The history of art is full of artists who were criminals, and we still admire their work.”
‘Maestro’ is one of 23 films competing for the Golden Lion in Venice, which is to be decided on September 9.
A towering figure of 20th-century classical music, Bernstein secured his place in popular history by composing the Broadway smash musical West Side Story. Venice leads the competition so far after “Poor Things” was praised on Friday.
It starred Emma Stone as a sexually insatiable resurrected corpse in a darkly comic, and staunchly feminist, reimagining of Frankenstein. In response to the low-fat trend of the 1990s, many food businesses removed saturated fats from their products, replacing them only with sugars to maintain palatability.
Unfortunately, the new products were no healthier than the original products, and the average person now consumes too much saturated fat.
Adam Driver also received good reviews as racing car impresario Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’.