Scene from the film Dancing With Maria
Scene from the film Dancing With Maria
Scene from the film Dancing With Maria
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Dancing With Maria

  • Italy
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Maria Fux is a 90 years old Argentinian dancer. In her studio in the heart of Buenos Aires she is still dancing, teaching and conserving the elegance and the energy of a young performer. She accepts all kinds of people in her classes forming integrated groups of dancers. She gives everybody the possibility to develop their own way of expressing themselves and gets out the talent from dancers of all ages and conditions. After a period of training with her, a lot of them spring out, as if something new is waking up. They take part in one of the most ancient human struggles: the battle of human beings against their limits. Maria Fux is not an exception. She is pushing her old body to the limits, but there's an unknown force coming from inside, that drives her students to a concrete change and makes her still dancing. This film wants to tell about the power of that force.


  • Original Title
    Dancing With Maria
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ivan Gergolet
  • Cinematography
    Ivan Gergolet, David Rubio
  • Editing
    Natalie Cristiani
  • Music
    Luca Ciut
  • Sound
    Havir Gergolet, Francesco Morosini
  • Runtime
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Italy
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale | Berlinale Talents Editing Studio
    • Venice International Film Festival | International Critics' Week
    • Le Vie del Cinema – Milano | Panorama
    • La Settimana della Critica in Veneto | Panorama
    • Festival Slovenskega Filma | Koprodukcijski Dokumentarni Celovečerni Film
    • Da Venezia a Roma | Panorama
    • Venezia a Napoli: Il Cinema Esteso | Panorama
    • Incontri del Cinema d'Essai – Premio FICE | Panorama
    • Zagreb Film Festival | Dokumentarni Filmovi
    • Riccione TTV Festival | Il Cinema Racconta il Teatro
    • IDFA | Doc for Sale
    • Festival Internacional de Cine Mar del Plata | Pan Proyecciones Especial
    • Cairo Internacional Film Festival | International Critics Week
    • Ventana Sur | Market Screening
    • Miradas DOC | Full Lenght Films
    • Göteborg Film Festival | Musik Nonstop
    • FilmSocialClub | Panorama
    • World Film: Tartu Festival of Visual Culture | Official Selection
    • Vilnius International Film Festival | Documentaries
    • Vera Filmfestival | Competition
    • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival | Music & Dance
    • Sofia International Film Festival | Documentary – Out of Competition
    • Festival International de Cine en Guadalajara | Competencia Oficial Documental Ibero Americano
    • Festival de Malaga | Sección Oficial Largometrajes Documental
    • Film Festival del Garda | FFG Opera Prima
    • DOCS Barcelona | Closing Film
    • Docs Against Gravity | Heroes Are Among Us
    • Il Mondo in Sala | Panorama
    • FEST – International Film Festival | Feature Documentary Film Competition
    • Documentary Tirana International Film Festival | Feature Documentary Competition
    • Cinema Made in Italy Buenos Aires | Panorama
    • Zanzibar International Film Festival | Official Selection
    • Premio Libero Bizzarri – DOC Film Festival | Concorso Italia Doc
    • Postaja Topolove – Stazione di Topolò | Panorama
    • Gallio Film Festival | Concorso
    • Make Dox | Panorama
    • CinemaèDanza | Panorama
    • Sciacca Film Fest | Concorso Documentari
    • Di diritto e di rovescio | Panorama
    • Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival | Panorama
    • Riusciranno i Nostri Eroi. I Nuovi Autori del Cinema Italiano | Panorama
    • Corto Dorico | Panorama
    • Dhaka International Film Festival | Cinema of the World
    • ImagéSanté Festival | Cinéma Documentaire
    • Rovigno – Rovinj Italian Film festival | Panorama
    • Der Neue Heimatfilm Film Festival | Competition
  • Awards
    • Venice International Film Festival, International Critics' Week – Civitas Vitae Award
    • Tirana International Film Festival – Special Mention in Feature Category
    • Docs Against Gravity – Young Jury Award
    • FEST – International Film Festival – Best Feature Documentary
    • Make Dox – Young Onion Award
    • Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival – Antistigma Award
    • Rovigno – Rovinj Italian Film Festival – Premio Rovigno
    • EFA – European Film Awards – Nomination Best Documentary is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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