Watch the trailer for Giselle, in cinemas from August 15.

Giselle tells the story of two star-crossed lovers; Giselle, a delicate village beauty and a prince, disguised as a commoner, who woos her away from her devoted suitor.

Giselle was filmed in October and November 2012, in the lead up to the ballet's seven-centre New Zealand tour and three-week tour of China. Featuring a score by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, the film departs occasionally from the stage setting and places the lovers within a real-world frame in New York & Shanghai