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Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance
  • 2009
  • Brazil/UK
  • 78 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Beadie Finzi
  • Cast: Irlan Santos da Silva, Isabela Coracy
  • Language: Portuguese

To gifted teenagers Isabela and Irlan, ballet is the key to escaping their impoverished lives in one of the most violent favelas in Rio. Finzi's documentary follows the two as they attend trials with some of the world's most important dance companies, whilst their families fight to find the money required to keep their children's dreams alive.

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