Norway, 2013, 73 min, Dir. Kenneth Elvebakk, Live Action Documentary, Suitable for ages 9 and up, Norwegian with English subtitles
"Insightful Norwegian documentary tracks three teenage boys training at Norway's top ballet school." - Guardian
Ballet Boys takes us through four years in the lives of three friends: the handsome and talented Lukas, girl-crazy Syvert, and strong, stolid Torgier. The only boy dancers in a world of girls, they strive to get into Norway’s most prestigious ballet academy. Beautifully constructed, slow-motion dance sequences and life-altering auditions provide a pulse of drama throughout their journey, but the film is ultimately the story of their friendship, their disappointments, victories, first loves, dreams, and doubts, as they change and grow over this formative period in their lives.
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