Dance with me
Genre: Short / Drama
Release Year: 1997
Duration: 9 minutes
Directed by: Cassandra Nicolaou
Screenplay by: Cassandra Nicolaou
Leading Roles: Anne Anglin, Mary Christo, Erin McMurtry, Teri Sota, Maria Popoff
This collage, one half documentary and one half fictional narrative, explores the parallels between the lack of acceptance of homosexuality and of disease in a traditional macedonian family. The invitation to dance becomes a call to communicate, to celebrate and ultimately to accept. This is a lyrical, experimental film that the Toronto Star describes as a “haunting portrayal of the yearning for intimacy between parent and child.”
Dance With Me was made with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the National Film Board.
Parents Guide: Adult situations
Cassandra Nicolaou was born in Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo (English Literature) and the Canadian Film Centre’s Directors’ Lab. Her films have screened around the world, at festivals very big (Toronto IFF, Sydney IFF) and quite small (Bologna Women’s FF). They’ve also been licensed for broadcast and video distribution throughout North America, the UK and France. Show Me, Nicolaou’s first feature film, was released theatrically and on DVD in Canada, the US and Spain. Her new feature, Kristy Kachowski: Lesbian Nerd, is being developed with Anagram Pictures (Vancouver).
Nicolaou is currently fond of Rufus Wainwright and his sister Martha, Nancy Huston, the Kashmere Stage Band and their track ‘Super Bad’, and this cafe.