You Can Tutu dances onto UK digital this summer
James R | On 28, Jul 2017
New British film You Can Tutu dances onto UK digital platforms this summer.
The movie, which stars Hollyoaks’ Stuart Manning, is that rare thing in modern British cinema: a film about ballet. You Can Tutu follows 12-year-old Tutu Marlow, who’s never really had a problem with being herself. That is, until her first day at Best Pointe Ballet School.
Tutu was born to dance. Pirouetting across a stage is when she feels most at home. Her dad, Dan, has always believed in her, but it’s always been just the two of them… until now. Moving to a new neighbourhood, a new high school and a new ballet school is more than just a bit unsettling. It’s downright difficult. It’s not just the school’s uptight head dance teacher Tabitha who’s doing her best to knock Tutu’s confidence down a peg a two: the other girls are competitive and mean, and their mothers aren’t much better.
At least Tutu’s made some new friends. Clumsy Rosily and spelling bee champion Mannie think Tutu’s unique dance talent is pretty awesome. So does the new dance teaching assistant, Kat. But if Best Pointe are going to have a chance at the National Ballet Championships, Tutu is going to have to learn to believe in herself.
Backed by the British Film Council, it marks the feature directorial debut of James Brown (not that one), who previously helmed short film Fugue, which won the New York Film Academy Scholarship Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Since then, he’s produced Still Alice and Age of Heroes, before turning his hand to tutus.
You Can Tutu, is available to watch online in the UK from Monday 31st July, with the movie landing on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Xbox, Sky Store, PlayStation Store and Rakuten TV. Here’s a trailer: