Musical - Completed 2014

Throughout the preparation of a new choreography by director-creator Thierry Malandain, the film will bring us closer to the daily lives of the international dancers and musicians allowing us to know their dreams, concerns and difficulties to get their mutual dream, make a career as an artist.

& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Musical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 64 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oskar TEJEDOR
    • Writer(s)
    • Oskar TEJEDOR
    • Producer(s)
    • David BERRAONDO (SINCRO Producción)
    • Synopsis
    • In the seventeenth century the Sun King founded the Academy of Music and Dance at Versailles. In June 2013, the company Malandain Biarritz Ballet presents its latest challenge right there, a choreography with live music performed by the Basque National Orchestra. Two Basque cities and two artistic disciplines come together in a common cultural project: Sergey Prokofiev's Cinderella.
      The recurring theme of the observational documentary will take place during the preparation of this new work, from conception of the idea to the scene setting. In this way, throughout the relationship of these dancers and musicians, we will be aware of the ins and outs of their lives.

      Nathalie’s time is coming to an end in the dance world, at the age of 37 and pregnant, she will have to take an important decision in her life.

      Having Aureline no hope for recovering from her operation, her anxiety of continuing with her passion, will make her fight against all odds in order to achieve her goals, to keep dancing in the company.

      Castor realizes how his hearing capacities are reduced, a whole life dedicated to music and in the twilight of his career, he sees how his dream is fading.

      Jean Michel, a music lover and curious by nature, has succeeded in becoming part of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra (ESO) although it does not fulfill his needs much in life. Alongside his partner, they wish to start solidarity actions through music.

      It happens the same to his orchestra colleagues (Arkaitz, Jon, Igor and Oscar) who have created a chamber orchestra. That year, they organize a solidary AIDS event. Therefore they will work with other disciplines such as singing and dance in which Fabio will make his premiere as a choreographer, the young Portuguese dancer from the Malandain Company.

      It is all about living an adventure following the daily routines of a ballet company and a symphonic orchestra from within, from the other side, the human side the viewer does not know.

      Aesthetics, beauty and elegance blend in a human puzzle where the passion for vocation and the consistency of effort come to life in this documentary.