Dancing with Maria

Dancing with Maria
Ivan Gergolet
Italy, Slovenia, Argentina
Ivan Gergolet
Maria Fux
Transmedia. Coproduction with Imaginadafilms and Staragara.


Maria Fux is a 90 years old Argentinian dancer. In her studio in the heart of Buenos Aires she is still dancing, teaching and conserving the elegance and the energy of a young performer.She accepts all kinds of people in her classes forming integrated groups of dancers. She gives everybody the possibility to develop their own way of expressing themselves and gets out the talent from dancers of all ages and conditions. After a period of training with her, a lot of them spring out, as if something new is waking up.They take part in one of the most ancient human struggles: the battle of human beings against their limits.Maria Fux is not an exception. She is pushing her old body to the limits, but there's an unknown force coming from inside, that drives her students to a concrete change and makes her still dancing.This film wants to tell about the power of that force.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

DocsBarcelona - International Documentary Film Festival 2015
Closing Session

(Also selected at Pitching Forum in 2012)
Sarajevo Film Festival 2014
Venice International Film Critics’ Week
Venice Film Festival 2014
International Critics’ Week
Málaga Film Festival 2015
Documentary section
Sofia International Film Festival 2015

European Film Awards (EFA) 2015
Nominated for:
Best Documentary