Billy Eliot

Stephen Daldry

Billy Elliot is the heartwarming story of a young boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion that will change his life forever. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell) is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny.

Credits

Director
Stephen Daldry
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Fiction
Duration
110 minutes
Themes
arts & literature, children and youth, education & schools, family, identity, freedom of expression
Year
2000