UK, 104 mins, 2014
Dir: Richard Raymond
Starring: Freida Pinto, Reece Ritche, Tom Cullen, Nazanin Boniadi
Based on the life of Afshin Ghaffarian, one of Iran’s most renowned performer, Desert Dancer is a powerfully energetic film that stars British actor Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia) as Afshin who risks everything to set up a dance company in the desert away from the politically volatile Tehran where dancing is banned. Downton Abbey’s Tom Cullen and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) are two of the dance troupe willing to risk their lives to follow their dreams, learning their skills from videos of Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. Director Richard Raymond is now working with Akram Kham.
Running time: 104 mins
Please note, this event is at the Odeon Kingston, not the Rose Theatre.