MAIKO – Dancing Child

Directed by Åse Svenheim Drivenes

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Maiko’s destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko, means dancing child.

Maiko: Dancing Child tells the story of 14-year-old Maiko whose destiny was decided before
she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her
career, sold their home to send 14-year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in
Europe. Maiko knew she couldn’t return to Japan as a failure. Today she is 32 and on top of her
career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. But Maiko is not a young dancer
anymore and talented newcomers are fighting for her position. Competition is getting tougher
when Maiko decides to start a family…

We follow Maiko through a crossroad in her life, where she is forced to make decisions that
might jeopardize everything she has worked for.

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58/70 min | Colour | DCP 1:1, 78| Stereo 5.1

Director: Åse Svenheim Drivenes
Director of Photography: Håvard Fossum
Producer: Anita Rehoff Larsen og Tone Grøttjord for Sant & Usant AS
Supported by: Norwegian Film Institute, The European Media Programme, Fond for lyd og bilde and Nordic Film and Television fund.
In Co-production with: NRK.
Presales TV: Sweden, Iceland, Canada and Switzerland. Release: 2015.

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  • Director Åse Svenheim Drivenes
  • Producer name Anita Rehoff Larsen og Tone Grøttjord for Sant & Usant AS
  • coproducers In Co-production with NRK.
  • Technical Specs Colour | DCP 1:1, 78| Stereo 5 1
  • running time 58/70 min minutes
  • financiers Norwegian Film Institute, The European Media Programme, Fond for lyd og Bilde and Nordic Film and Television Fund.
  • Release date 2015
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