Film Movement Gets Brazilian Dance Doc9 Feb, 2010 By: Billy Gil
Film Movement has acquired the rights to Only When I Dance, a Portuguese-language documentary from British director Beadie Finzi. The film follows two ballet hopefuls, both poor, from the favelas on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
There’s a happy ending to this story — Irlan Silva, one of the kids in the film, is now touring with the junior company of American Ballet Theater.
The Tribeca official selection will see a limited theatrical run and premiere through Video on Demand in the summer.
“This inspirational film has been charming festival audiences around the world, and now it is time for its infectious joie de vivre to hit North American theaters and homes,” said Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein. “We are thrilled to be its distributor and make this happen.”