THE DANCER wins the PRIX DU PUBLIC TFO for Best First Feature Film
There were 8 debut feature films eligible for the TFO Prize, with THE DANCER audience favourite by popular vote.
THE DANCER, an historical biopic, was presented in its North American premiere at CINEMANIA – based on a true story that recounts the life of the American creative visionary, dancer/choreographer/lighting pioneer Loie Fuller at the turn of the 19th century at the Folies Bergere where she mixed with such luminaries as Toulouse-Lautrec, Rodin, and Isadora Duncan. Talented actress SOKO plays Loie Fuller, a dancer who truly influenced the artistic and then emerging world of modern dance. Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis) portrays the legendary Isadora Duncan, lover of Loie Fuller