Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Bolshoi Ballet star Ekaterina Maximova makes her film acting debut in the Russian Fouette. She portrays an ageing dancer who struggles to cope with the physical and emotional changes in her life. Believing that the only way to survive is to take on new challenges, Maximova insists upon staging an experimental ballet based on Faust. Turning a deaf ear to her possessive husband and the ultraconservative ballet committee, Maximova successfully performs the ballet, symbolically declaring her new-found joie de vivre. Described by some critics as Russia's The Turning Point, Fouette may not be easy to locate in mainstream video stores, but ballet devotees owe themselves this rare treat.
aging, ballet-dance, choreographer, husband