Happy to be So
Documentary, English, 46 min. 2009, new version 2012
An affectionate and often funny portrait celebrating 50 years of a wonderful yin and yang partnership in classic ballet and married life.
Clive Barnes, Dance and theater critic, The New York Post
Happy to be So is a documentary about Oleg Briansky and Mireille Briane, former principal dancers, renowned ballet teachers, and a dynamic duet for more than 50 years. Film depicts the Brianskys as performers and narrators of their own life story, highlighted by exciting footage from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Piano music from ballet class weaves throughout the film as the score of their lives. The documentary honors these two people whose personalities have complemented each other throughout a lifetime of working together, combining vibrant creativity, curiosity and humor.
Moscow, Russia, June, 2012
Buenos Aires, November, 2011
64th Cannes Film Festival,
France, May, 2011
San Francisco on May 15th, 2011
Amsterdam, NL, December 10, 2010
New York, June, 2010
New York, March, 2009
World Premiere, Dance on Camera Film Festival,
Lincoln Center, New York, January, 2008