The performance

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The performance

The performance

original title:

The performance

cinematography:

country:

USA / Italy

year:

2022

film run:

84'

format:

colour

status:

In post-production (29/10/2021)

Hussein is a self-trained dancer from Iraqi Kurdistan who left everything behind - including his young family - hoping to become a successful choreographer in New York. When the Covid-19 pandemic hits the city, putting its arts scene on indefinite hold, he first seems to turn it into an opportunity, premiering a choreography that receives rave reviews. Soon after though, everything he had built up to that point starts falling apart, including the charming persona he had created for himself. In a hallucinatory crescendo of love, art and lies, he is forced to navigate relationships and friendships in a changing American socio-political landscape, and will do whatever it takes to keep dreaming.