[TV] Steven Spielberg's West Side Story: impossible love in the heart of New York City

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis · Published on May 21th, 2024 at 04:33 p.m.
Steven Spielberg's musical drama West Side Story, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, plunges into the tensions between rival gangs in 1957, on W9 on June 11, 2024.

Master filmmakerSteven Spielberg offers a daring retelling of the iconic West Side Story. A modern adaptation of the 1961 classic, this musical drama stars Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria. Spielberg, renowned for such masterpieces as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Schindler's List, tackles a mythical work that blends love, tragedy and music in 1950s New York. He is joined by a brilliant cast including Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez and the legendary Rita Moreno, who plays Valentina in a nod to her original role.

In 1957, in New York's West Side, two gangs clash: the Jets, white Americans led by Riff, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants led by Bernardo. At a dance, Bernardo's sister Maria catches the eye of Tony, former leader of the Jets. Their instant love at first sight triggers a series of dramatic events as tensions between the two clans escalate, threatening their budding romance and plunging the community into chaos.

Aimed at lovers of musical dramas and fans of the original work, West Side Story also appeals to viewers drawn to timeless tales of passion and conflict. Spielberg's modernization of this legendary story brings a new visual and emotional dimension, while retaining the essence and iconic songs of the film. This version is sure to delight fans of films such as La La Land, Les Misérables and Moulin Rouge! Rita Moreno 's presence provides a bridge between the old and the new, enriching the film with a touch of authenticity and nostalgia.

Steven Spielberg 'sWest Side Story promises to be a cinematic event not to be missed, reviving a legendary love story set against a backdrop of urban brawls. With a talented cast and direction by one of cinema's masters, this film promises to move a new generation while paying tribute to a timeless classic.

Official trailer for West Side Story (2021) :


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Dates and Opening Time
On June 11th, 2024
Starts at 09:10 p.m.

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