GRAND JETE – Review by Beth Accomando

Grand Jeté is a film about a dancer. Dance informs everything about Nadja’s life. She was a talented and successful ballerina whose performances still play on TV. Early on in the film, we are introduced to Nadja with a shot that only shows us her back. It is not a shot that captures the beauty of a ballerina but rather it is an image that emphasizes the pain and makes her look like a strange deformed creature as she contorts her shoulder blades to address discomfort. And discomfort is key to this film on multiple levels.

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