Resilient Man

Stéphane Carrel
/ France, United Kingdom
/ 2024
/ 90 mins
/ English
Asia Pacific Premiere

How does a dancer bounce back from such a tragic event? 

The film charts the physical and mental journey back from the brink. In the middle of a show, Steven McRae, a famous principal dancer at the Royal Ballet of London, is catastrophically injured, breaking his Achilles tendon. He was at the height of his career, a career that was dramatically put on hold. 

Will Steven ever be able to dance again? For one year, director Carrel filmed the return of Steven to the stage and his training to recover alongside his engagement for mental health within the dance world. At 35 years old, he either recovers or his career is over. That's how it is in the world of ballet.  

Film Trailer

with director Stephane Carrel following the screening on
* Sat 29 June, 3:30 pm, at Lumiere Cinemas, Christchurch
Supported by:
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Film Info

Director: Stéphane Carrel
Producer: Guillaume Roy, Julia Fangeaud
Country: France, United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2024
Duration: 90 mins
Category: Facing the Edge

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