The Right Of Creative Expression In A Suppressive Society Is The Focus Of Desert Dancer Movie

Sources: The Hindu | All Things  Michael

Indian-origin Hollywood actress Freida Pinto-starrer ‘Desert Dancer’ has unveiled its first trailer.

The trailer sees Pinto, 30, and her friends practicing choreographed dance moves in suppressed society while risking their lives, reported Ace Showbiz.

The movie centers on a real-life dancer Afshin Ghaffarian (played by Reece Ritchie).


(Photo: Freida Pinto (L) and Reece Ritchie (R) pose with Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian (C). Reuters)

The video first shows him as a kid who gets punished at school for dancing in class. Afshin’s passion, however, does not die. He learns dancing from videos of Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev, and later creates his own dance company alongside some friends, including Pinto’s Elaheh.

Directed by Richard Raymond, the movie kicks off the opening night of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre.

Also starring Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen and Marmama Corlett, the film will open in select theatres in the US on April 10 before going wide on April 17.

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