SYNOPSIS

Mao’s Last Dancer. A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

August 06, 2010

DIRECTOR

Bruce Beresford

WRITER

Jan Sardi (screenplay) & Cunxin Li (based on the autobiography by)

COMPANY

Samuel Goldwyn Films

GENRE

Drama

CERT

PG

RUNTIME

117 minutes