Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq Reviews

May 29, 2014
It is the mythic resonance of her story that makes it a worthy subject a documentary. But it is the down-to-earth human touches that make "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq" worth watching.
May 15, 2014
"Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq" presents enough teasing glimpses into the dancer's personal and inner life to demand a fuller picture.
May 8, 2014
This 2013 profile of famed ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq divides its running time between biographical information and synopses of creative achievements, but it doesn't aspire to anything more than the sum of its parts.
April 24, 2014
LeClerq, who lived her later years with a fierce independence, died in 2001; in this thoughtful, quiet film, she lives on.
April 18, 2014
Afternoon of a Faun is primarily the story of a woman loved, desired, objectified and watched by men.
April 10, 2014
It interviews friends and confidants, provides glimpses of what she was like as a person and, best of all, shows us clips of her dancing, which tell us so much of what we need to know.
April 4, 2014
A spooky, heartbreaking documentary about Tanny le Clercq.
March 31, 2014
Mythic, indeed.
March 27, 2014
[A] strangely haunting, often heartbreaking new documentary.
March 20, 2014
What's most fascinating about "Afternoon of a Faun" - and what the movie could spend more time delving into - is ballet's grueling and fleeting nature.
March 20, 2014
Director Nancy Buirski not only is able to give rare insights into the dance world but a compelling tale of love, friendship and perseverance.
March 7, 2014
Buirski takes us on an emotional journey, although the start may seem slow to people unfamiliar with the ballet world or Le Clercq's story.
February 6, 2014
Flawed as it is, no balletomane should miss this one.
February 6, 2014
Classical dance great Jacques d'Amboise calls Tanaquil LeClercq's style a "path to heaven." And this lovely documentary by Nancy Buirski makes clear that he's right.
February 5, 2014
While it does profile the work of brilliant dancer, the film also contains two complex and moving love stories as well an account of a physically devastating tragedy followed by an extraordinary tale of struggle and survival.
February 4, 2014
It offers hardheaded commentary about the rigors of a dancer's life and how everyone who chooses a dance career is aware of its brevity.
February 4, 2014
Even in a wheelchair, Le Clercq, who died in 2000 at age 71, commands authority with little more than her captivating, wicked smile.