UNDERGROUND BALLET

Canadian Premiere Online. Limited number of views.


Monday, 14 June 2021 - 19:00

Lena Chaplin (2019)
Documentary, 53 min, Israel
IN COMPETITION
V.O. Hebrew, S.T. English

Sponsored by
Sharon Azrieli




Underneath Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium, where Beitar Jerusalem’s soccer fans gather, there is a ballet school. Nadya, the school’s director, is the daughter of Russian ballet dancer Nina Timofeyeva, who danced at the renowned Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Nadya’s budding ballet career ended when the two of them emigrated to Israel after the collapse of the Soviet Union. She has been teaching ballet to the young generation since then, struggling to finance the school and to help young dancers reconcile their military service with their commitment to dancing.

AWARDS

  • Nominated for Best Documentary under 60 minutes
    Israeli Film Academy 2020
  • The Rozalia Katz Award for Best Israeli Documentary Film
    Haifa International Film Festival 2019

PRESS REVIEW
(Please click on the links below)

« A tribute to Lina Chaplin »
Jerusalem Women’s Film Festival – Lev Smadar – Dec. 2020



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