MAO’S LAST DANCER is based on the extraordinary true story and memoirs by Li Cunxin, who was plucked at the age of 10 from his poverty stricken small village school to train to be a dancer in Beijing.

Enduring the strict discipline of the Academy of Dance and suffering the heartache of separation from his family, Li ultimately seizes the incredible opportunities offered in his new life as dancer with great determination to succeed. But one day he will have to make an agonising choice between duty and freedom and pay a terrible price on his quest for self expression.

 Mao’s Last Dancer is directed by Bruce Beresford and produced by Jane Scott (Shine).

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