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The Turning Point

  • Film

Time Out says

A film about classical ballet which is also about friendship, usually the cinematic prerogative of men. From a deceptively simple script - renewed acquaintance between an ageing ballerina (Bancroft) and a former colleague (MacLaine) who is now a housewife with a daughter just starting out as a dancer - emerge jealousies and resentments about lost chances, maternity-vs-career, comfort-vs-austere dedication; conflicts all purged in Bancroft and MacLaine's magnificent fishwife scene. There's some beautiful dancing and a wealth of detail about the world of classical ballet. Interesting and entertaining.
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Release Details

  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Herbert Ross
  • Screenwriter:Arthur Laurents
  • Cast:
    • Anne Bancroft
    • Shirley MacLaine
    • Mikhail Baryshnikov
    • Leslie Browne
    • Tom Skerritt
    • Martha Scott
    • Antoinette Sibley
    • Alexandra Danilova
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