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.

Details

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