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Cuban Dancer (6+)

Italy, Canada, Chile, 2020, 98 min.
Director: Roberto Salinas
Alexis, a talented and proud student of the National Ballet School of Cuba, spends his life practicing chassé and entrechats with his girlfriend and dance partner Yelenia. However, when his family moves to Florida to be reunited with his sister, he must adjust his expectations and dreams to a radically new environment. Alexis, facing rejection and homesick for his native Cuba, feels lost and alone. He must find his way in the bourgeois and elitist world of American ballet while remaining faithful to his roots.
Russian premier

Roberto Salinas

Roberto Salinas

is a director, producer, screenwriter, director of photography. His previously directed documentary “The Troublemaker, Behind the Scenes of the UN” premiered at the 36th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano and was presented at various international film festivals. Salinas has worked as a documentary director and DOP on numerous productions including feature documentaries, commercials and TV series in Italy and internationally. His work is focused mainly on social and cultural issues. Roberto lives between Managua, Nicaragua and Rome, Italy.

FILMOGRAPHY

The Troublemaker, Behind The Scenes Of The UN, 2014; Cuban Dancer, 2020.
Italy, Canada, Chile, 2020, 98 min.
Director: Roberto Salinas
Alexis, a talented and proud student of the National Ballet School of Cuba, spends his life practicing chassé and entrechats with his girlfriend and dance partner Yelenia. However, when his family moves to Florida to be reunited with his sister, he must adjust his expectations and dreams to a radically new environment. Alexis, facing rejection and homesick for his native Cuba, feels lost and alone. He must find his way in the bourgeois and elitist world of American ballet while remaining faithful to his roots.
Russian premier