DirectorMehmet Şafak TÜRKER

“First comes the sweat… then comes the beauty” George Balanchine… Ballet is a passion for Turkey’s world-renown ballet dancer Meriç Sümen. With his own words “Everything he does is for ballet”. The documentary not only tells a determination and success story but also witnesses the difficulties of ballet art which is as short as a butterfly’s lifetime. Not only are the dancing studios or stages; cities and venues are also the mirror of his spirit. Ankara, London, Moscow and İstanbul... They are all the main stops of his story… A documentary cinema telling the story of a lifetime that is dedicated and devoted to ballet…A form of art that faces every kind of resistance, that is crowned with successes yet crumpled with prices paid… A story that is told with monologues in different places… The story of an artist’s astral projection…