Mao Last Dancer
117 min | 2009
7.5 Million Dollars in two weeks at the Australian Box Office!
MAO’S LAST DANCER by Bruce Beresford scored the biggest Australian film opening for 2009 and the 5th biggest ever!
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.
Director: Bruce Beresfor
Starring: Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood , Kyle MacLachlan