At Night They Dance (La Nuit, Elles Dansent): Cannes 2011 Review
Cairo belly dancer Madame Reda Ibrahim Mohamed Ali is an intriguing subject in this underdeveloped doc from Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault.
CANNES -- The matriarchal head of a belly-dancing dynasty, Madame Reda Ibrahim Mohamed Ali would make a natural pack leader on a reality show. The Real Housewives of Cairo, perhaps? But in French-Canadian filmmakers Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault’s shapeless and only sporadically engaging documentary, At Night They Dance, she cries out for tighter focus and more illuminating context.
Subscribe now to read the full article
- Read The Hollywood Reporter on any mobile device
- Email complete articles to clients or colleagues
- Interactive Radio: listen to the topics or headlines that interest you
- RSS Feed: read in a timely manner with easy to find content
- Read Offline: locate issues and articles easily at any time, no internet connection needed
Already a Subscriber? Log In
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR