Only When I Dance

Directed by Beadie Finzi
Film Movement
78 Minutes
Brazil, United Kingdom
Portuguese, English
Coming of Age, Documentary, Latin American
Not Rated
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This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers. This inspiring story takes us from Rio - where their communities must raise the funds to support their ambitions - to exhilarating ballet competitions in New York and Switzerland. It's a film about their determination to dance, and the price one must pay for talent, ambition and success.

DVD Features

Bonus short: Lil'A, directed by Katharina Sophie Brauer

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "A real life Billy Elliot!"
    Jane Rosenthal, Tribeca Film Festival
  • Highest Rating
    "An unforgettable experience!"
    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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