Marin Alsop broke the glass ceiling in regard to who can be a conductor of a symphony orchestra. Despite being told she couldn’t be one because she was a girl she persisted and eventually became a student of the great Leonard Bernstein.
While it doesn’t reinvent the wheel THE CONDUCTOR delights. It’s a film full of not only a deep love and respect for its subject but also a deep love and respect for music and conducting. It’s a film that you fall in love with because it is so in love with everything it is showing us.
I loved this film. I loved listening to Alsop tell her story. I loved watching her spread he love of music by teaching kids about music. Basically I was delighted at every turn.
I know this isn’t a deep meaningful review, but I don’t think this is the type of film that needs one. This is a big bear hug of a movie that as a music and film lover that you slip into and are carried along.
It’s a glorious portrait of a woman you’ll want to hang out with and talk to for hours.
This film is a joy and highly recommended.
One of the unexpected gems of 2021