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First Position

First Position
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Bess Kargman
  • Cast: Jules Jarvis Fogarty, Aran Bell, Gaya Bommer, Miko Fogarty, Michaela Deprince, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Rebecca Houseknecht
  • Language: English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
  • UK release: 12 April 2013

Compelling documentary following six young contestants as they get put through the paces for the prestigious ballet contest the Youth America Grand Prix. Debut director Kargman establishes herself as a skilled documentarian, drawing out humour and tension from the contestants’ experiences without manipulating their stories for melodramatic effect.

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