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An aging femme fatale and her talented daughter battle for control over the young girl's destiny in this coming-of-age story from Poland. Though the mother wants only the best for her daughter Marysia, she can't help but push the teenager into the career that Mom always wanted. In the meantime, Marysia dreams of becoming a ballerina. An award-winning melodrama loosely adapted from the Luchino Visconti classic, Bellissima is a sensitive tale of the special bond between mothers and daughters. In Polish with English subtitles.

Artur Urbanski---Poland---2001---65 mins.