Directed by Jeff Tudor, Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur
Starring: Dame Darcey Bussell, Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo
Innovative family feature Coppelia combines enchanting animation and live action dance in a modern retelling of the love story between Swan and Franz, jeopardised by Dr. Coppelius and his uncannily beautiful protégée Coppelia.
With a diverse and world-class cast including Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo and Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE, the unconventional adaptation sees Dr. Coppelius (Mazzeo) as a cosmetic surgeon, whose lure of superficial beauty poisons the town. Swan (DePrince) must uncover the truth about the popular newcomer who puts her community and the life of her beloved Franz (Daniel Camargo) in danger.
Modern and fast paced, the dialogue-free film features a blend of musical influences from classical to electronic, bringing the story to life like never before. As the townspeople come to learn, in the age of social media and an increasingly image conscious culture – it’s never been more important to be yourself.
Original score composed by Maurizio Malagnini, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.