About this movie
Cast & Crew
- Aran Bell
- Gaya Bommer Yemini
- Michaela Deprince
- Miko Fogarty
- Jules Fogarty
- Joan Sebastian Zamora
- Rebecca Houseknecht
- Denys Ganio
- Viktor Kabaniaev
- Michelle Lees
- Bess Kargman
- Bess Kargman
Reviews by Rotten Tomatoes
percent positive reviews
Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
It does a great job developing its characters through its visuals - these are superphysical kids - and honing in on family dynamics.– Full review
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
If you have a yearning to feel awkward, inadequate and lazy, watching the whirling teenage (and preteen) talents in director Bess Kargman's First Position will do the trick.– Full review
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
When it's over, you won't remember so much about who won and who lost. Instead, what remains is the expression on a young dancer's face, reflected in a mirror: showing the joy of being in love with...– Full review
Tom Long, Detroit News
A number of the performances are plain stunning - Aran and Joan, in particular, seem born to move - and in many ways watching the movie is like watching a sporting event; there are winners and...– Full review
Amy Hitt, Washington Post
It's an intense journey, and Kargman captures it all, down to the dancers' bloodied and bruised feet.– Full review
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