A documentary film about two young and deeply passionate Competitive Ballroom Dancers, where the ambition of success at dance sport competitions overshadows everything else. Dance For Me
Denmark produces many international dance stars and everything depends on having the perfect partner to reach the top. But in a small country it is not always easy to find the right one. Russian Egor (15) goes to Denmark to dance with Mie (14) and pursue his dream.
At their first international tournament they rank really bad and at home problems are piling up. Egor is having a hard time adjusting to the different life in Denmark. Suddenly things change completely on the dance floor and Mie and Egor win the Danish Championship and they are selected to represent Denmark at the European Championship. They are on their way to the top.
DANCE FOR ME follows a young Ballroom dancer on his journey filled with great expectations, loneliness, cultural challenges and a constant requirement to perform. It is a film about a vulnerable young dancer that has left everything behind for a new life in a totally strange family and culture. With sensitivity and insight Katrine Philp unravels the story in a poetic and aesthetic way.
Director: Katrine Philp
Producer: Lise Saxtrup
Cinematographers: Sophia Olsson, Niels Thastum, Sturla Brandt Grøvlen
Editor: Signe Rebekka Kaufmann
Sound design: Sille Just Boel
Film composer: Uno Helmersson
Country of production: Danmark
Language: Danish, English, Russian
PBS Premiere: July 21, 2014
Duration: 80/58 min
With support of The Danish Film Institute and Danish Broadcast Corporation.