Yet again I've stumbled across something that stopped me in my tracks and I was immediately compelled to share it. This short film by Julia Warr is simply mesmerising, her sensitivity to the subject is almost flawless and the music...well, it's just perfect.
Enjoy 'My friend Maia'...it took my breath away.
A short introduction from the Director:
Shot in Fire Island, New York, this film (4min. 23 sec) captures the secrets of eternal youth as Maia Helles, a Russian ballet dancer turns 95 but still remains resolutely independent, healthy and as fit as a forty year old. Made by Julia Warr, artist and film maker met Maia on a plane 4 years ago and became utterly convinced by the benefits of her daily exercise routine, which Maia perfected, together with her Mother, over 60 years ago, long before exercise classes were ever invented. (2011)
My friend Maia from julia warr on Vimeo.
Courtesy of Simply Lovely blog