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Box of Delights: Dance Lexie Dance (1999)

Material to accompany the BFI Mediatheque Box of Delights DVD

Main image of Box of Delights: Dance Lexie Dance (1999)
DirectorTim Loane
Production CompanyRaw Nerve Productions
ProducerPearse Moore
Focus Questions
In the Classroom

A young Irish girl dreams of becoming a Riverdancer, bring her and her single-parent father closer together

This Oscar-nominated short could be described as a Billy Elliot for Derry, but it holds a unique charm of its own.

Laura, a young girl distanced from Lexie, her single-parent father, dreams of becoming a Riverdancer. Despite his initial disapproval, Lexie realises that Laura's dreams are about more than dancing, as his nightshifts push him further away.

Tackling the generation gap that lies between working single fathers and their adolescent children, Dance Lexie Dance is also an ode to the beauty of the Irish landscape and a heart-warming celebration of father-daughter bonding.

Follow the link to In The Classroom at the top of this page for teaching suggestions for the Primary classroom. In Focus Questions you'll find suggestions for questions to focus students' attention while watching the film. These will also help to develop their understanding of film language.

Video Clips
Complete film (15:00)
Downloadable Teaching Resources
Cs and Ss worksheet

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