Fancy Dance

Erica Tremblay, USA 2023, 90’
Polish premiere
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Lily Gladstone shines in Erica Tremblay's debut feature, which premiered at the Sundance FF earlier this year. In this coming-of-age with a crime story vibe, a Native American woman kidnaps her niece from her white grandparents in hopes of finding her mother and preparing the girl on time for a traditional ceremony.

‘Fancy Dance’ Review: When a Native Mother Goes Missing, Lily Gladstone Takes Charge (Variety)

Magdalena Maksimiuk


  • SXSW 2023 - Zeiss Cinematography Award
  • Sun Valley FF 2023 - Best Narrative Feature Film
  • L.A. Outfest 2023 - Special Mention

Erica Tremblay

Erica Tremblay, an American screenwriter and director from the Seneca-Cayuga tribe, grew up in Missouri, then moved to Nebraska. Erica's films often deal with ethnicity and sexuality, especially that of young people. Co-funded by the Cherokee Film Fund, Fancy Dance, her feature debut, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, just like her short, Little Chief


2014 In the Turn (documentary)

2020 Little Chief (short)

2021-2023 Reservation Dogs (TV series)

2023 Fancy Dance 

Cast & Crew

director Erica Tremblay
screenplay Erica Tremblay, Miciana Alise
cinematography Carolina Costa
editing Robert Grigsby-Wilson
music Victoria Beard, Sean Mulligan
cast Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Shea Whigham
producer Deidre Backs, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Tommy Oliver, Heather Rae, Erica Tremblay
production Confluential Films, Significant Productions, AUM Group
sales Cercamon
language English
coloration colour
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