Becoming Giulia

Laura Kaehr, Schweiz, 2022, 103 Min., documentary, OmeU

Giulia Tonelli returns to the Zurich Opera House from maternity leave. The principal dancer faces the challenge of finding her place and balancing the competitive and highly demanding world of an elite ballet company and her new family life. BECOMING GIULIA provides unprecedented access into the microcosm of a major opera house. It is an intimate and engaging look at one woman’s journey to reclaim her body and herself to be back on stage. Filmed over three years, the documentary creates an insightful portrait of an artist at the height of her powers, as well as a unique portrait of motherhood.