Billy Elliot

British cinema

Set during the bitter 1984 Miner’s Strike, Billy Elliot is the story of an 11 year old boy who doesn’t like the brutal boxing lessons at school and develops a passion for ballet instead.  He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family’s prejudices, and his own inner conflict.  Will he achieve his dream?

Thanks to Hermine for reminding me of this.