- Duration62 min
"I’ve been wishing to dance on the stage for 30-40 years. But everywhere is a stage for the one who wants to dance."
Gracefully offers a tender and moving portrait of an 80-year-old man who in his youth was known for traditional dancing at local ceremonies and celebrations dressed as a woman, and now works as a farmer. Since 1979, dancing publicly is forbidden in Iran, and for women and trans people, particularly sinful. Throughout the film, our protagonist finds discreet opportunities in which to dance: to express his art, in pursuit of happiness, and as an act of resistance.
View this film at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield between Friday 30 October and Sunday 1 November or on Sheffield Doc/Fest Selects and Doc/Player from 2 hours after its screening in Sheffield until Thursday 12 November at 11:59pm.
Tickets and schedule will be released on Monday 19 October
- Director(s): Arash Eshaghi
- Producer(s): Tala Azadravesh
- Country: Iran
- Language: Persian
- Premiere status: UK Premiere