Special Screening Presente y Futuro


Louis Wallecan | France, USA | 2019 | 85 min.
O.V in English subtitled in Spanish

The jookin is a street dance of Memphis associated to hip hop. Lil'Buck started at 12 learning a few steps with his sister, he mastered the dance and studied ballet thanks to a scholarship, until one day Spike Jonze, by chance, recorded him dancing to the classic piece "The Swan" played by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The video became viral, and so began the sky-rocket rise of Lil'Buck, touching stardom, rubbing elbows with Madonna, Cirque du Soleil and Versace. This is the uplifting story of the cheerful Lil'Buck, behind which are hidden good portions of passion and discipline.


institut frances

Direction: Louis Wallecan
Script: Louis Wallecan
Cinematography: Mathieu De Montgrand
Editing: Basile Belkhiri
Music: Arthur Bartlett Gillette
Cast: Lil’Buck 
Production: Victor Lech, Lil'Buck, Jai Armmer, Nadim Cheikhouha, Vincent Dupuis
Production Company: Lechinski, Tanit Films, Machine Molle


After studying philosophy and musicology, Louis Wallecan worked as the assistant of producer François Duplat. He directed classical music and cultural migration documentaries for television before directing Little Opera, about the New York Opera, and Dancing Is Living: Benjamin Millepied. His latest film, Lil' Buck: Real Swan, had its premiere in the Tribeca Film Festival.

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