Two competitor ballerinas and best friends compete for a prize contract at the Opéra National de Paris in this film. French ballerina Marine Elise Durand — the former star pupil who has returned to retake her status after a sad loss — is costarled by Kristine Froseth of “Looking for Alaska.” Kate Sanders, played by Diana Silvers (“Booksmart”), is a fiery American ballet dancer with a competitive drive. The two form a deal to compete for the contract, defying the rule that only one male and one female dancer can win. However, as their desire threatens to break their friendship and the undercurre, the girls are compelled to compete against one another.
Smith claimed she examined several major questions when questioned about the intent of the film’s themes: “‘Is it possible to achieve greatness at the greatest levels while being good? What are you willing to give up along the way?’ What fascinates me about humanity is that we’re continuously striving for greater heights and… for the unknown,” she explained. “At the same time, how do you do it in the service of a higher truth rather than just your own ego or validation?” We must re-evaluate our values and beliefs in this time of significant change, Smith remarked, a topic she hopes is reflected in the film. IMDB