Little Ballerinas

Little Ballerinas / Petites Danseuses

film-roll France / Color / 90' / 2020 6+

Children’s Juries Award (up to 12 years old) for Best Feature Documentary

European Children Films Association (ECFA) Award for Best Documentary

Ida, Olympe, Jeanne and Marie dance to the music of pianos, symphonies, contemporary pieces… in ballet school studios, in the streets, even in their bedrooms. They are between 6 and 11 years old. Very fond of each other, they film themselves, comparing and giving one another support. They also tend to annoy one another, are at times envious, even rejecting each other. What is it like for a little girl to grow up in a world of intense professional and competitive dancing?

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Anne-Claire Dolivet

She began her career as an editor, after studying film and audiovisual at the University of Paris Saint-Denis, where she particularly appreciated the editing courses of Dominique Villain. She worked for more than ten years, with a predilection for documentary editing and four-handed writing. After these years as an editor, she wanted to go on location, meet the characters, work in team and tell her own stories. She became director for television short programs for another ten years. But, missing the long format, long-course stories and the depth they allowed, she decided to write her own documentaries. "Little ballerinas" is her first film.

Anne-Claire Dolivet
Anne-Claire Dolivet
Mathias Thery
Jérôme Olivier
Karen Benainous
Malik Djoudi
Sound Design
Manuel Vidal
Marie Van Glabeke
Stéphane Basset
Sébastien Deurdilly
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