Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival
Top Ten Selection
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
Luxuriate in [a] transporting period drama.
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The Dancer (La Danseuse)

Loïe Fuller was born in the American West. Nothing in her background prepared this robust cowgirl to become the toast of the Parisian cabarets of La Belle Epoque, even less to dance on the stage of the Paris Opera. Then she invented the "Serpentine Dance." Hidden by yards of floating fabric, her arms extended by two wooden poles, as she moves beneath the stage lights; Loïe becomes a flower, a butterfly, flames, and each night crowds call out for more. This young, awkward woman lacking charm has found her place in this world. She will be "The Dancer." Even though physical effort might break her back, even though the stage lights might blind her. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 12.08.17 - 12.14.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 112 min
Language: English, French

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Lily-Rose Depp, Mélanie Thierry, Soko

  • Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
  • Top Ten Selection, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best First Work, Cesar Awards
  • Winner, Best Costume Design (Meilleurs costumes), Cesar Awards