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Info: POLINA

POLINA (NR)
1 hrs, 52 mins
RELEASE:
08/25/2017
CAST:
Juliette Binoche, Niels Schneider, Anastasia Shevtsova, Jérémie Bélingard
DIRECTOR:
Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj

TICKETS / San Francisco East Bay / Shattuck Cinemas

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Polina is a dedicated young ballet student in Russia, rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, who after years of hard work and sacrifice is about to achieve her dream: she has been accepted into the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet. But at this crucial moment in her life Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) decides that she wants something different. Her free-spirited French boyfriend (Niels Schneider, Heartbeats) has exposed her to a different, more liberated style of dance, and Polina impulsively decides to go with him to the south of France to join a dance company led by a brilliant choreographer (Juliette Binoche) who is creating challenging new works. But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don't always lead to success. Young discovery Shevtsova, who danced in St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet, is marvelous in both the acting and dancing challenges of her role. Created by married co-directors Valérie Müller, who also wrote the screenplay, and famed dancer/choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, Polina wonderfully captures the lure and beauty of dance. (Fully subtitled)