The Dancer (La danseuse)
Out Now On-Demand
French biopic on American dancer Loïe Fuller, the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and a pioneer of modern dance. The story revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.
"Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her meeting with Isadora Duncan — a young prodigy hungry for glory — will lead to her downfall." (Cannes Film Festival)
Fuller is the dancer in the Lumiere brothers' famous 1896 film Serpentine Dance.
- Stéphanie Di Giusto(feature debut)
Drama, Music, True Story & Biography
Rating: M Sex scenes, nudity & drug use
French with English subtitles
Screen Daily (USA)
Sydney Morning Herald
News Corp (Australia)