Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Isadora’s Children, Damien Manivel’s dance-themed drama which premieres in the international competition at Locarno Film Festival (August 7 - 17).

In the film, following the death of her two children in April 1913, legendary dancer Isadora Duncan creates a solo dance called ‘Mother’, in which a mother cradles her child one last time before letting him go. A century later, four women encounter the heartrending dance.

Isadora’s Children is produced by Manivel and Martin Bertier for MLD Films. It stars Agathe Bonitzer, Manon Carpentier, Marika Rizzi and Elsa Wolliaston.

It is Manivel’s fourth feature, after 2017’s Venice premiere The Night I Swam; 2016’s Cannes title Le Parc; and 2014’s A Young Poet, which also launched at Locarno.

Shellac is handling world sales, and distributing the title in France.

Locarno will open on August 7 with Ginevra Elkann’s debut Magari. The full festival lineup was announced last month.