French focus

The Dancer

La danseuse

Film info

  • Country:Francuska, Belgija, Češka
  • Director:Stéphanie Di Giusto
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:108'
  • Actors:Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Lily Rose Depp, Mélanie Thierry


There was nothing in her background to prepare to become the toast of stages across the world. After the death of her father, 25-year-old Marie-Louise leaves her life in the American West to join her mother in New York and pursue her heart's dream - becoming an actress. One night on stage, becoming tangled in her long dress, she avoids falling by spinning the fabric in a graceful, magical gesture: the "Serpentine Dance" is born. The audience - shocked, then overwhelmed - calls out for more. Marie-Louise has become Loïe Fuller. She embarks on a new, hectic life, leaving New York, where imitators try to steal her radical innovations, for Paris. At the Folies Bergères, she dazzles the capital, and illustrious admirers fall at her feet. Toulouse Lautrec, the Lumière Brothers, Rodin... the Electric Fairy becomes an icon, the blazing symbol of a generation. But fame isn't all. An encounter with the young, spellbinding Isadora Duncan will disrupt her turbulent love affair with Louis and her relationship with her devoted assistant Gabrielle, and risk the very essence of her art.

Stéphanie Di Giusto (also known by her former pseudonym 'Paf le chien') is a French film director, photographer and art director. After her studies in Paris she began her career in advertising work and she directed music videos for Elsa Lunghini, Camille, NYPC, Rose, Brigitte Fontaine and Sliimy. In 2016, her feature directorial debut, The Dancer, was selected to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Un Certain Regard section, and nominated for Prix Un Certain Regard.

Screening schedule

  • 21.08.2017.

    CineStar Vukovar


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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