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Cannes Review: ‘Girl,’ the deeply humane debut from Lukas Dhont

Lara is 15 going on 16 trans girl with dreams of being a professional ballerina in Lukas Dhont’s touching and humane first feature Girl. She’s far behind the other girls, having started much later than them. Her point work, turns and pliés all need improvement. She’s given an eight-week probation period to see if she can improve enough to be ...

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Madonna’s next directorial effort: biopic of ballerina Michaela DePrince

Grammy-winning superstar and Queen of Pop Madonna will be Taking Flight. That’s the title of the next film she will be directing, a biopic of ballerina Michaela DePrince, the Sierra Leone-born dancer who fled her country’s civil war (where both of her parents were killed or died) to become the youngest dancer in the history of the Dance Theatre of ...

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