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)

Really recommend this film. Everyone enjoyed it. Good storyline based on true story. A lot of the dialogue was in Chinese, so it's important to be able to see the subtitles.

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.

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Saturday12Jan

2019

Tickets
Adult: £6.50 

Time
8.00pm

Running Time
113

Enquiries
Enquiries: 01886 888122 or 888573

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

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