WHO’S IN IT?
Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Maddie Ziegler (film debut), Carly Rae Jepsen (film debut), Shoshana Sperling (Portrait of a Serial Monogamist)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Eric Summer (film debut), director, writer; Éric Warin (film debut), director; Valérie d’Auteuil (Goon), Nicolas Duval Adassovsky (Untouchable), André Rouleau (What If), Laurent Zeitoun (Heartbreaker) and Yann Zenou (Borderline), producers; Klaus Badelt (Equilibrium), composer; Jericca Cleland (Arthur Christmas), cinematographer; Yvann Thibaudeau (Starbuck), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 19th century France, a young orphan named Félicie (Fanning) dreams of attending a prestigious ballet school in Paris, so she can become a ballerina. Together with her young inventor friend Victor (DeHaan), who has dreams of his own, they run away from their orphanage in Brittany and to the city of Paris, where Félicie assumes the identity of a spoiled young girl named Camille (Ziegler) to attend the school. When she starts to struggle with her training, a mysterious caretaker named Odette (Jepson) takes Félicie under her wing and trains her to become a truly spectacular dancer…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Young girls will be enchanted by this French animated film about a young aspiring ballerina, which uses motion capture technology to properly portray the complex dance moves in this otherwise fully-CG family film.