Mao's Last Dancer (12a)

Director Bruce Beresford. Biography/Drama/Music

The true story of Li Cunxin, who at the age of eleven was plucked from obscurity in the rural Shandong province and whisked off to Peking to be taught ballet, in the era of Mao's Cultural Revolution. After initially struggling, through sheer hard work and perseverance he rises through the ranks to become a principal dancer whose talent is recognised by a visiting American ballet director, who gives the Li the opportunity to work with the Houston Ballet on a groundbreaking cultural exchange. His encounters with US life cause Li to question the Chinese Communist Party dictates upon which he has been raised. Will Li be tempted by the American Dream, or will he remain true to Chairman Mao and continue to toe the party line?

Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood and Kyle MacLachlan

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A very good film. An excellently told story and very well produced.

Not just for ballet enthusiasts - an interesting story portrayed convincingly - and very moving at the end.

Beautiful, moving film about the culture clash between the communist east and the capitalist west as seen through the story of a Chinese ballet dancer on a cultural exchange to the United States. Excellent performances all round.

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Adult: £6.50 


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Doors open at 7.15pm for wine and snacks (included in price) Film starts at 8pm

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