Mao's Last Dancer – A Truly Moving Picture Award recipient!  

Heartland Truly Moving Pictures is proud to announce that the most recent release from Samuel Goldwyn Films and ATO Pictures, Mao’s Last Dancer, is a Truly Moving Picture Award recipient!

Bruce Beresford (director of other Truly Moving Picture Award recipients Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, and Breaker Morant) directs Mao’s Last Dancer, the inspiring true story of Li Cunxin and his extraordinary journey from a poor upbringing in rural China to international stardom as a world-class ballet dancer. Based on the best selling autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. Aesthetically pleasing, with strong performances and excellent depictions of courage, strength, and sacrifice, Mao’s Last Dancer is a welcome addition to the ranks of Truly Moving Picture Award recipients.

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Mao’s Last Dancer stars Chi Cao, a gifted dancer and principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet making his impressive screen debut as Li Cunxin. The cast is rounded out by Bruce Greenwood, Kyle Maclachlan, Joan Chen and Amanda Schull.