There’s something seriously chilling but cutthroat when it comes to Ballerina films. Sarah Adina Smith’s drama Birds Of Paradise will join the ever growing list that started away back with Red Shoes to more recently with Suspiria reboot. Amazon Studios have released the film’s Official Trailer that the prestigious world of Ballet may be glamourous it’s equally ruthless…If you want to be the best.
The film stars Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth in a film based on the book Bright Burning Stars by A.K. Small. Silver plays an gifted, aspiring dancer given a scholarship at the distinguished ballet school in Paris, France. She wants to be the best who finds herself duelling with fellow dancer Marine (Froeseth) as the pair attempt to join the Opéra national de Paris.
Kate Sanders is an ambitious and gifted, if tomboyish, aspiring ballerina from Virginia who, because of her low-income status, is given a scholarship to attend a prestigious ballet school in Paris, France. Upon arriving at the cutthroat, internationally-renowned institution, her confidence and emotional fortitude are tested by a beautiful, mysterious fellow dancer, Marine Durand, who recently lost her brother (and dance partner) to suicide. While confrontational at first, Kate and Marine’s relationship evolves into an emotionally-charged, competitive union beset by lies, sexual awakening and, ultimately, emotional breakthrough as they risk everything to win the school’s ultimate prize: a contract to join the Opéra national de Paris.
The film also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Caroline Goodall, and Nassim Lyes.
Birds Of Paradise will be released exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from 24th September.