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Mao's Last Dancer

STARRING Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen
WRITTEN BY Jan Sardi
DIRECTED BY Bruce Beresford

Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) takes a spin with a film based on the true story of a Chinese ballet dancer’s defection. Adapted from the memoir of Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer follows the remarkable journey of a boy introduced to ballet by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates, to the man who performed with the Houston and Australian Ballet companies, while leaving his complicated political past behind.