From the News Room: Ballet Movie Love Tomorrow

If Black Swan and ballet seen through psychological horror lenses are not really your thing, perhaps you should start counting down to Love Tomorrow instead. Former Royal Ballet soloist Cindy Jourdain and English National Ballet Principal Arionel Vargas star in this romantic indie movie written and directed by Chris Payne (The Jolly Boys’ Last Stand).

Love Tomorrow follows a day and a night in the lives of Eva Рa ballerina whose career with the Royal Ballet has been cut short due to an accident Рand Oriel, a passionate but penniless dancer from Cuba. As their paths and destinies cross they commence a journey of self-discovery, love and passion set in the London dance scene. Also in the cast are Bright Star actor Samuel Barnett, alongside dancers Bego̱a Cao (ENB) and Miguel Altunaga (Rambert).

We are expecting plenty of dance sequences; director Chris Payne has said that one of the films that helped with his research was Frederick Wiseman’s recent documentary on the Paris Opera Ballet La Danse. Michael Nunn and William Trevitt (aka The Ballet Boyz) – whose documentary Strictly Bolshoi won an Emmy Award in 2008 – are associate producers and in charge of choreographing for the movie. Love Tomorrow is currently in production and set to premiere in 2011.

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Movie Page on IMDB

Related article on Cineuropa

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  • November 16, 2010


    Weird, Twitter link is working now. Who knows!
    We know what you mean re: Black Swan, which is not a movie about ballet but a movie which takes place in the ballet world. Let’s see what happens with this one! We will definitely be keeping tabs on this.

  • November 16, 2010

    Henrik from Tights and Tiaras

    I’m really psyched about this – finally, a ballet movie I can believe will be good (not that the black swan isn’t, but is it REALLY a ballet-movie?)
    Anyway, wanted to mention that your link to love tomorrow on twitter is a dead one – page don’t exist.