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Ballerina

Maja Friis, Denmark, 2012

50 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

"Nothing will ever come between me and the dance." Those are the words of 9-year-old Elsa Marianne after a night at the theatre. This is where the magic starts ¿ and so does her fascinating story of a long, passionate and uncompromising life with ballet. Ballerina is a poetic dance documentary inspired by the life and career of world famous Swedish prima ballerina Elsa Marianne von Rosen - a life of magic, hardship, love and not least an unyielding urge to follow your dreams and your heart. No matter the price. Through new choreographed dance scenes with three professional contemporary dancers, a unique archival material with von Rosen (both still and video), a narrative inspired by her own autobiography "Inte bara en dans på Rosor" and brand new recordings with the now 90 year-old dance legend, the film gives us a poetic peek into von Rosen¿s deeply passionate relationship to dancing - a passion that gave her life itself, but also almost took it away from her.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Ballerina
Keywords Ballet, Dancers, , Denmark
Director Maja Friis
Screenplay Maja Friis
Producer Mille Haynes
Director of Photography Brian Curt Petersen
Appearances Elsa Marianne von Rosen, Ana Sendas, Jonathan D. Sikell, Stefanos Bizas
Production country Denmark
Production companies Friishaynes ApS
Domestic distribution Friishaynes ApS
Danish festival release 11.11.2012, Dagmar, CPH:DOX
TV release 14.11.2012, DR K
Danish theatrical release 07.03.2013
Cinemas Gloria, Øst for Paradis (Århus) samt 09.03.13 Biffen Art Cinema, Aalborg, 14.03.13 Café Biografen, Odense

Companies

Production companies Friishaynes ApS
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI, SVT, DR
Domestic distribution Friishaynes ApS

Instruktion

Direction Maja Friis

Manus

Screenplay Maja Friis
Voice over manuscript Maja Friis
Voice over manuscript Mille Haynes
Voice over manuscript Josefine Klougart

Produktion

Producer Mille Haynes

Foto

Cinematographer Brian Curt Petersen
Poster photographer Brian Curt Petersen

Stills

Still photographer Brian Curt Petersen
Still photographer Matilda Mester

Klip

Editor Maja Friis

Musik

Composer Martin Juel Dirkov

Lyd

Sound design Lars Halvorsen

Stemme

Voice Stina Ekblad

Visual effects

Poster artwork Kasper Friis

Koreografi

Choreographer Maja Friis

Medvirkende

Appearance Elsa Marianne von Rosen
Appearance Ana Sendas
Appearance Jonathan D. Sikell
Appearance Stefanos Bizas

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2013-04-25
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2013-03-08
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2013-03-07
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2013-03-07
Anmeldelse Information Anne Middelboe Christensen 2012-11-08
Anmeldelse Politiken Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2012-11-08
Varia Berlingske Tidende Vibeke Wern 2009-04-20
Varia Politiken Ebbe Moerk 2009-04-20