This entertaining comedy, which celebrates diversity without pushing its message down your throat, premiered last summer at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the London Indian Film Festival
This is the story of Rudolf Nureyev, who was the star of the Mariinsky Ballet of St Petersburg aka as the Kirov Ballet, until his defection to the West, while on tour with the company in Paris in 1961.
This is comedian Simon Amstell second feature film as writer and director, his first being the comic mockumentary Carnage made in 2017 in support of veganism.
This is the story of Lara, a 15 year old transgender girl, who has been born into a boy’s body and who wants to be a ballerina. A difficult enough dream to attain at the best of times but particularly difficult in a profession, which has evolved specifically for the female born body.
I have always found Maggie Gyllenhaal to be an exceptional actress and in this film her talents are fully on display.
Written and directed by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who made his international mark with the powerful drama A Separation, this mystery thriller is his second European project and continues to explore his fascination with the complexities and contradictions of human behaviour.