Loïe Fuller was the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century and an inspiration for Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.
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I've always been in love with Isadora Duncan. My father used to tell me stories about her and recommended me to watch 'Isadora' (Karel Reisz, 1968). Loïe Fuller was one of my first muses (I discovered her when I was 15). I'm sorry, but I can't see their brilliance here, very disappointing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIrnFrDXjlk
I have seen more than one critic describe this film as "pretty but vapid" and while it does fall into the usual trappings an ambitious period piece can have I found myself completely engrossed in the film and Soko's performance. A visually stunning debut.