image courtesy of Stage and Cinema
"Only When I Dance is an extraordinary documentary film following a year in the life of two ballet dancing teenagers, Isabela Coracy and Irlan Da Silva, as they dance their way out of the infamous Complexo do Alemão, one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro. With wit, charm and tenderness, the film tracks the journeys of these two young hopefuls across Brazil, Europe and eventually New York."
Ok, ok, so... I'm not sure if they're really showing this film in Nottingham [yet, at least..]. Anyway, it came out last friday - here's hoping it pops up in the next couple of days... :/ Dazed Digital did an interview with Irlan Da Silva, one of the young stars of the film, HERE.
Plus. Click on the link above to go the official site, which bears the beauty that is the trailer. It gives a bit of another dimension to films focussed on dance.