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Dance Me to My Song is a 1998 Australian drama film directed by Rolf de Heer. It was entered into the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film grossed $175,138 at the box office in Australia.[2] Heather Rose described her intention to make the screenplay "not just another soppy disability film".[3] Roger Ebert described the film as one where "the human will and spirit overwhelm you".[4] David Stratton describes the film as "a warm, positive, affirmation of life".[5] An article in Australian Feminist Studies discusses the film in the genre of women's films.[6]

Dance Me to My Song
Film poster
Directed byRolf de Heer
Produced byRolf de Heer
Written byRolf de Heer
Heather Rose
Frederick Stahl
StarringJohn Brumpton
CinematographyTony Clark
Edited byTania Nehme
Release date
  • 22 October 1998 (1998-10-22)
Running time
101 minutes



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Dance Me to My Song". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
  3. ^ Dance Me to My Song rewatched: a profoundly moving drama about living with cerebral palsy | Film | The Guardian
  4. ^ Dance Me to My Song - mini reviews by Roger Ebert
  5. ^ De Heer displays customary compassion | SBS Movies
  6. ^ Simpson, Catherine; Matthews, Nicole (June 2012). "DANCING US TO HER SONG: Enabling Embodiment and Voicing Disability in Heather Rose's Dance Me to My Song". Australian Feminist Studies. 27 (72): 139–155. doi:10.1080/08164649.2012.677117.

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