Lido Cinema - Auckland
Joika

Joika

M
1 hr 51 min
16/05/2024
for offensive language, cruelty, and self-harm references
SPECIAL SCREENING The 7pm session of JOIKA on Thursday 23 May will be introduced by the Writer/Director of the film, New Zealander James Napier Robertson. ‘Joika’ is based on the true story of Joy Womack, one of the very few American’s to ever penetrate the elite, and punishing, world of the Bolshoi Ballet. A fifteen-year old aspiring American ballerina leaves her Texan family home and is thrust into the world of Russian ballet as one of the very few Americans to ever be accepted into the Moscow Bolshoi Academy. Under legendary teacher Tatiyana Volkova, Joy Womack trains with the goal of becoming a Prima Ballerina at the Bolshoi Company. But, behind the beauty of dance is a world of pain and brutal competitiveness, and Joy is forced to push her body, her mind and her choices further than she ever thought possible. Finding unlikely support from Volkova, she risks her health, relationships and potentially her life in her journey to determine what it means to be great. "Joika: Kiwi director's astonishingly beautiful, harrowing dance biopic....a terrific piece of work. If it gets the release and the exposure it deserves, then it should become a hit in the US and beyond, –and maybe even an early awards contender. Go and see it in a cinema." ★★★★½ Dominion Post
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  • Genre:Drama
  • Director:James Napier Robertson
  • Cast:Talia Ryder, Diane Kruger, Borys Szyc
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