I cried when I watched female French director Stéphanie di Giusto’s featured film debut The dancer. Not because of the colorful swirling fabric dance, but because I was confronted with the feeling of being worthless. The film, which is about the famous Art Nouveau dance sensation Loïe Fuller or La Loïe, as French people call her, is based on an actual struggle about the pressure of never being enough. Loïe, played by young French sensation actress and musician SoKo, does not have the typical body of a dancer but she has this idea of a new kind of dance that consists in wearing a dress and fluttering around like a butterfly. This painful extravagant show leaves her crashing on a bed of ice after every single performance of the serpentine dance. There lies Loïe who by every swirl tries to take control over her body and life – but nothing is never enough. Di Giusto introduced her first featured film at The Stockholm Film Festival where we sat her down to have a chat together about her extraordinary start off.