La Danseuse

by Stéphanie Di Giusto

Biografilm Europe

(Francia, Belgio, Repubblica Ceca / 2016 / 108’)

She managed to revolutionize her own era as well as ours. Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin and the Lumière brothers all worshiped her. The sensational debut by director Stéphanie Di Giusto uncovers the story of Loïe Fuller, the celebrated protagonist of the magnificent early twentieth century Paris. Draped in metres of silk, surrounded by electric lights and colours, Loïe reinvented her body for each performance, surprising audiences with her famous hypnotic ‘serpentine dance’. Rising to become the symbol of a generation, she would do anything it takes to prefect her art, disregarding her own health. But an encounter with Isadora Duncan will change everything... 

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