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Teenagers Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir share the dream of becoming professional ballet dancers. Although they have trained together since childhood, their close friendship is tested as they begin the auditions that will decide if they continue into dance college or have to start thinking about alternative careers. This slick documentary reveals the tough physical training and long hours of rehearsal the boys endure, dispelling any notions of ballet as sissy or girlish, and the boys’ passion for their art is inspiring. Even those with little interest in ballet will be able to relate to the teens’ struggle to manage old friendships as they make difficult decisions that will shape their future.
This visually spectacular, dreamlike film from Powell and Pressburger is one of the great classics of British cinema.
11+ years 128 mins
Set against the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is a boy torn between his unexpected love of ballet and the disintegration of his family.
14+ years 110 mins
An uplifting, thought-provoking documentary about a group of ordinary eleven year olds who set out to compete in a ballroom dance contest in New York.
7–11 years 101 mins
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