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Rialto Distribution Launch Official “Giselle” Trailer


Rialto Distribution Launch Official “Giselle” Trailer

August 5th, 2013 - Rialto Distribution launch the trailer for Giselle, a new feature film in collaboration with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and acclaimed director Toa Fraser (No. 2, Dean Spanley).

Giselle tells the story of two star-crossed lovers; Giselle, a delicate village beauty and a prince, disguised as a commoner, who woos her away from her devoted suitor.

Giselle was filmed in October and November, 2012, in the lead up to the ballet's seven-centre New Zealand tour and three-week tour of China. Featuring a score by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the film departs occasionally from the stage setting and places the lovers within a real-world frame in New York & Shanghai.

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The high resolution key art and an mpeg version of the trailer can be downloaded here:

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