The Americas Film Festival NY (TAFFNY)

CUBAN DANCER - Presented in partnership with the Havana Film Festival NY

Expired June 24, 2021 12:00 AM
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This screening is presented in partnership with the Havana Film Festival New York.

At 15, Alexis is a promising dancer at Havana’s Cuban National Ballet School. Confident in his abilities, Alexis already envisions a future of stardom. But when his family joins his sister in Florida, Alexis’s joy at their reunion is tempered by the need to start over in an alien environment. Shot over five years, this captivating, coming-of-age documentary soars on tremendous dance sequences and Alexis’s immense talent as he leaps toward his destiny.

This film is presented in collaboration with the Havana Film Festival New York.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English subtitles
  • Country
    Italy, Canada, Chile
  • Director
    Roberto Salinas