We Are Dancers is a frightening insight into the imagined world of Hansi Sturm. Sturm was a real life cabaret performer whose fate is unknown beyond the rise of the Nazis in 1933. Writer/director Joe Morris re-imagines those last days as Sturm is conflicted between fleeing with his younger queer friends or standing defiant in the face of an all too familiar threat of self-loathing from within his own gay circle. Richly visualised, its aesthetic is vivid and bold, evoking Sturm’s own unapologetic character. Parallels to the polarizing world that we find ourselves in today are scarily apparent. We Are Dancers is a warning shot about the terrifying prospect of history repeating.
Cliff Joannou (Editor-in-Chief of Attitude Magazine)