Mila Kunis in Black Swan
An upcomming documentary (Spring 2013) titled All I Am will focus on Marianela and Thiago’s relationship with each other and ballet
ALL I AM is an innovative, creative, hybrid documentary film, quietly, closely and beautifully observed. Its filmic language will challenge the perceived view of dance documentaries as it SEAMLESSLY weaves in especially created dance pieces into the films narrative.
It is an incredibly intense and personal film about a couple’s relationship and their love affair with dance. A story of discipline, of dedication, of frustration, of the quest for absolute perfection that is dancing at this world-class level. Of the pressures to attain and hold your position within a ballet company. The challenges of working so intimately with someone who is also your partner.
It is a portrait of a tempestuous relationship. A relationship both founded and strained to the very limits by the life they have chosen. Ballet is their shared passion and dream. It is all consuming and if you are so successful, a relentless and brutally short career, which leaves little freedom outside the theatre. Family, children, friends. Everything else must wait.
This is a film about Argentinean Marianella Nunez and Brazilian Thiago Soares, principle dancers on stage at London’s Royal Opera House and lovers off stage. They have been captivating audiences for the last six years in memorable performances in Romeo & Juliet and Sleeping Beauty amongst others.
They got married last summer in Argentina with receptions in Buenos Aires and Rio. For any couple this is a massive moment. A point of intense reflection. Even more so for two people who have left family and friends behind to pursue their dreams on stage FAR AWAY IN LONDON. And so this film is also invested with a rich seam of dream and dance sequences, elegantly choreographed and woven into the narrative. The chance to explore their most private hopes and fears.
With total access to their lives both in and outside the Opera House, we meet the key protagonists including the formidable Monica Mason, Director of the House who plucked them out of the corps de ballet and has made their careers. We meet Marinella’s dresser and closest confidant who has worked with her for over ten years, fondly tending to her and sewing every costume. We meet Thiago’s most ardent fan that stands and waits at the stage door night after night, waiting patiently for the chance to see her idol and share a few words.
‘All I Am’ is now shooting on location in London, Rio de Janerio and Buenos Aires, featuring original choreography by Liam Scarlett.
Directed by Beadie Finzi, ‘All I Am’ is a Tigerlily production.
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First Position (2011)
The Full Documentary
Synopsis: With unprecedented (and exclusive) access to the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest competition that awards full scholarships to top ballet schools, First Position takes audiences on a yearlong journey around the world. At a time when art, music and dance for children are severely under-funded, the film reveals the struggles and success, the pain and extraordinary beauty of an art form so many children across the globe are determined to dedicate their lives to- despite the odds.
On the set of Black Swan
Photos by Ray Lewis
The Full Documentary: Ballerina
French filmmaker Bertrand Norman follows the careers of five Russian ballerinas; the young Alina Somova, the prima Ulyana Lopatkina, the lovely Evgenia Obratsova, the established Svetlana Zakharova and the entrancing Diana Vishneva.
Vivien Leigh as a ballerina turned heartbroken prostitute in the 1940 classic, Waterloo Bridge
From The Red Shoes (1948)
Director Herb Ross, Leslie Browne and Mikhail Baryshnikov on the set of The Turning Point (1977)
Especially new releases. I want to see We Need to Talk About Kevin, Melancholia, Shame and Take Shelter. Any website you use is great! I can never find good working links and everyone on tumblr is so internet savy.