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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
One of the most entertaining documentaries in years, this follows the 10-15 year-old contestants in the Junior version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
7–16 years 93 mins
Documentary set in the slums of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro about a hardworking teen hoping he can escape poverty by becoming a top ballet dancer.
11+ years 82 mins
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