dancers) who end up through no wish or foresight as socially dangerous protesters against a tyrannical, arbitrarily repressive government.
pulled into social protest. In recent years from abroad we have studied the various moves politically of their conservative oppressive government. I have
always wondered what the youth, artists and intellectuals were and are going through there. This film brings us inside, up close.
“Elaheh” played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company.
discovers music and dance videos that were banned from viewing in their
timeless legends like Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev.
Inspired by these
newfound heroes, they stage their own performances and uncover a
passion for dance and one another.
unique to the time and place, the struggle to overcome oppression—
whether from a
government or from within— proves universal.
“Desert Dancer” stars Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen,
Nazanin Boniadi and Makram J. Khoury. Director: Richard Raymond;
Screenplay: Jon Croker, based
on the life story of Afshin Ghaffarian; Producers: Pippa Cross,
Fabiola Beracasa, Izabella Miko, Luis Astorquia
International Sales are being handled by 6 Sales.
Rights have been sold to the following territories: Germany (Senator
Enterta), Hong Kong (Cinehub), South Kore (Sookie Pictures), Lebanon
(Italia Film), Russia (Exponenta Films), Spain (Betta Pictures), Turkey
(Kurmaca Film), U.S.A. (Relativity Media).