The dance of life, the ballet of love and courage—this is the overall essence of “Mao’s Last Dancer”.
This movie is a look-back to the brave story of Li Cunxin who was chosen by Mao’s autocratic government to train for ballet under the Madame Mao’s Dance Academy and be part of the country’s burgeoning cultural delegate. But a U.S. exchange changed his life. He fell in love with an American dancer, and amid their huge cultural differences and against the people’s way of thinking back home, he fought—and loved—by risking everything all he has. But will it be worth it?