Freida Pinto On The 'Extreme Ecstasy' Of Her Politically-Charged Dance Film

April 10, 2015 10:22 PM

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Freida Pinto On The 'Extreme Ecstasy' Of Her Politically-Charged Dance Film

"Desert Dancer" tells the extraordinary tale of Iran's most famous living dancer, Afshin Ghaffarian, who fled his country during the Arab Spring to freely practice his art in Europe. The semi-biographical movie stars Reece Ritchie as Ghaffarian, and opens in select U.S. theaters today.

The movie also stars Freida Pinto as the fictional Elaheh, a talented, mysterious and troubled dancer who inspires Ghaffarian to revolt. Filming took place in part in London and Jordan. (Life seemed to imitate art when Ghaffarian, originally slated to be filmed in a dance promoting the movie, was ba...

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