MAIKO: DANCING CHILD

By Ase VENHEIM DRIVENES

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Documentary - Completed 2015

Life as a professional dancer over 30 is tough enough for Maiko when she decides to start a family…

Festivals
& Awards

Los Angeles Film Festival 2015
Documentary competition
Jecheon Film Festival 2015
Theme & Variations
Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Kino on tour
Duhok International Film Festival 2015
Official selection
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2016
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, NORWEGIAN, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ase VENHEIM DRIVENES
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita REHOFF LARSEN (Sant & Usant)
    • Synopsis
    • Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14 year old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. She knew she couldn't return to Japan as a failure.

      Today Maiko is 32 on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. Maiko is not a young dancer anymore and talented newcomers are longing for her position. Competition is getting tougher when Maiko decides to start a family...

      We follow Maiko at a breaking point in her life, where she is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.
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