POLINA, DANSER SA VIE
FRANCE • DRAMA • 108 MINS • 2015 • M
Directed by: ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ & VALÉRIE MÜLLERPRELJOCAJ
Starring: Anastasia Shevtsova, Niels Schneider, Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Bélingard
Adapted from Bastien Vives’ graphic novel, this stunningly orchestrated journey of a young Russian ballerina who moves to France to pursue her dreams is a cinematic dance adventure that will cast you under its spell with each pivotal turn.
As a young working-class girl living in Moscow, it was clear that Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) had tremendous talent. With fierce determination and years of grueling training,she realises her dream when at 18 she enters the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet. Here she falls in love with Adrien (Niels Schneider), a scrupulous and charming French dancer who changes her life forever. He awakens her desire for a new and inspired way of expressing herself, leading her to discover the shining modern dance guru Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche,The Wait, AF FFF16) in France. Although Polina’s path is strewn with hardship, her inspiring talent, perseverance and desire edge her ever closer to an incredible destiny.
Co-directed by world-renowned French choreographer,Angelin Preljocaj, and involving a simply gorgeous cast of professional dancers, Polina’s captivating dance sequences will enchant while the entire trajectory of her incredible career will have audiences mesmerised.
French & Russian with English subtitles