Desert Dancer images and poster

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Here’s a new film for the US that’s been out and about in Europe for awhile.  Sounds like a very compelling story.

Here’s the synopsis (from Wikipedia):

Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afhsin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another

Desert Dancer should be coming to local theaters soon, but I haven’t seen any word on Baltimore release dates as of yet.  The images look amazing though, don’t they?

Frieda Pinto and Reece Ritchie

Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie

(Photos: Desert Dancer Productions Ltd.)

(Photos: Desert Dancer Productions Ltd.)

Reece Ritchie and Frieda Pinto

Reece Ritchie and Freida Pinto

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