Polina

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • France
Duration
104min
Audio Tracks
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Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (played by Academy Award (R)-winner Juliette Binoche who has danced with London-based dancer/choreographer Akram Khan). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don't always lead to success.

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Details

  • Original title
    Polina, danser sa vie
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Valérie Müller, Bastien Vives
  • Cast
    Anastasia Shevtsova, Niels Schneider, Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Bélingard, Aleksei Gusko
  • DOP
    George Lechaptois
  • Music
    79D
  • Duration
    104 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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