The Dancer (La danseuse) Reviews

October 21, 2019
The Dancer will be a frustrating experience for pre-existing fans of Loie Fuller; more so the more they know her life story.
August 16, 2019
Artistically executed in its cinematography, Dancer is a poetic biopic of a young woman at the turn of the 20th Century.
March 19, 2019
This is a beautiful and intelligent film but the show-stealer is unquestionably Benoît Debie's cinematography, particularly during Fuller's on-stage dance routines.
August 3, 2018
The Dancer doesn't venture from patterns of traditional biopics far enough to be called inspired, but it delivers a spirited, fully committed portrayal that allows you to observe a quintessential artist from the outside in.
December 1, 2017
The Dancer is so dreamily shot, with such nakedly committed acting by music artist SoKo, that you can almost forgive its narrative gaps-and the considerable liberties it takes with historical fact.
November 29, 2017
Those interested in dance history-or who appreciate unconventional heroines and like to luxuriate in transporting period dramas-will absolutely love The Dancer.
September 29, 2017
... striking star Soko (AKA Stphanie Sokolinski) shining in a characterisation of great intensity, serious sensuality and what looks like genuine sweat and pain.
May 23, 2017
The staging of Fuller's work (notably her Serpentine Dance) is beguiling, even if some patchy editing has been used to switch between the actors and their body doubles.
February 12, 2017
...a solid period drama rather than an insightful biographical study...
November 17, 2016
An uneven film but full of fascinating moments that recreates a superhuman eagerness to overcome. [Full review in Spanish]
November 16, 2016
A film that perfectly blends imaginative fragments of cinema and dance, developing a contemporary, sensorial and immersive language. [Full review in Spanish]
November 3, 2016
A film that has no exceptional virtues and stays in an attempt of 'classy' sensuality. [Full review in Spanish]