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by James Marsh


Literary genius Samuel Beckett lived a life of many parts: Parisian bon vivant, World War II Resistance fighter, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, philandering husband, recluse. But despite all the adulation that came his way, he was a man acutely aware of his own failings. Titled after Beckett's famous ethos ‘Dance first, think later’, the film is a sweeping account of the life of this 20th-century icon.

international title: Dance First
original title: Dance First
country: United Kingdom, Belgium, Hungary
sales agent: Film Constellation
year: 2023
genre: fiction
directed by: James Marsh
film run: 100'
screenplay: Neil Forsyth
cast: Gabriel Byrne, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aidan Gillen, Maxine Peake, Fionn O’Shea
cinematography by: Antonio Paladino
film editing: David Charap
producer: Michael Livingstone, Tom Thostrup
production: 2LE Media, Proton Cinema, Umedia

Photogallery 30/09/2023: San Sebastián 2023 - Dance First

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