BALLET BOYS

BALLETTGUTTENE

By Kenneth ELVEBAKK

DOCUMENTARY FILM CENTER - as FEST

Documentary - Completed 2014

It’s not easy being a teenager, especially for these three ballet boys! A film about friendship, ambitions, identity and passions...

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • NORWEGIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kenneth ELVEBAKK
    • Writer(s)
    • Kenneth ELVEBAKK
    • Producer(s)
    • Carsten AANONSEN (Indie Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Ballet Boys takes you through disappointments, victories, friendship, first loves, doubt, faith, growing apart from each other, finding your own way and own ambitions, all mixed with the beautiful expression of ballet. Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir experience some very important years in the beginning of their ballet careers. But how do they deal with pressure from parents and teachers? They face new challenges in ballet competitions in France and Sweden. But the most important is the Norwegian Ballet Academy's entrance audition. Out of the blue Lukas is offered a try-out in the final audition at the Royal Ballet School in London. He has not even applied! This may be his opportunity of a lifetime and secure his career. During the course of four years we see these boys becoming young men and friends. They need to sacrifice parties and friends in order to fulfil their dreams, when admission to a ballet academy means everything. It's up to a jury to determine if they are the chosen ones...
    • Partners & financing
    • Norwegian Film Institute & NRK
    • Production schedule
    • Delivery February 2014
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