ONLY WHEN I DANCE

This feel-good documentary follows Irlan and Isabela, two teenagers from the violent favelas of Rio, as they pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers and takes us from Rio to accelerating 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


Directed by Beadie Finzi

For Channel 4, ARTE France and NPS

78 minutes


Nominations

Nominated Best Arts Documentary Griersons 2010

Nominated Rose D’Or 2010

‘TOUCHING AND DELICATE’ 

Observer

‘REMARKABLE’ ★★★★ 

The Times

‘A real life Billy Elliot’ 

New York Times

‘A charming and unforgettable experience’

Guardian

‘Compelling’ ★★★★

The Telegraph