image from the movie's Facebook page
I just heard about this movie (on Regis and Kelly hee hee) and I couldn't wait to share it with you all. It's a true story based on the autobiographical book of ballet dancer Li Cunxin, played by Birmingham Ballet dancer Chi Cao.
From the movie's website:
The story begins when a young Li is taken from his peasant home by the Chinese government and chosen to study ballet in Beijing. Separated from his family and enduring countless hours of practice, Li struggles to find his place in the new life he has been given. Gaining confidence from a kind teacher's encouraging guidance and a chance trip to America, Li finally discovers that his passion has always been dance.
image from the movie's Facebook Page
And as a bonus (for all you dance movie junkies) it stars the same person who played Jodie in Center Stage (Amanda Schull). There is some amazing dancing in this film and looking at the movie clips also some wonderful actors. And even though the context is pretty heavy I hear it's got a good amount of humor in it.
What's the last movie you saw?
(I saw Toy Story 3 this weekend. Amazing!)
(And I had S'mores with Nutella. Yes!)