with a special appearance by
Dance allows you to get in touch with another part of yourself. Movement brings body and spirit together. I love the risks certain choreographers have taken throughout history, to break away from the conventional and find a movement of their own.”
Polina, danser sa vie press kit
Moscow, early 1990s. Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova), aged 8, is a gifted ballerina. From a modest background she joins the prestigious school of Professor Bojinsky, who trains dancers for the Bolshoi. He immediately grasps her tremendous potential and makes her work so hard that at only 18 her dream finally comes true and she enters the prestigious Bolshoi.
This is when she meets Adrien, a charming French dancer. He will help her to discover not only love but, more importantly, a new form of dance, more contemporary and expressive, a kind of dance that will change her life forever.
From Moscow to Aix-En-Provence and Antwerp, from success to disillusion, we follow Polina's incredible destiny. Juliette Binoche portrays the choreographer Liria Elsaj who challenges Polina to explore her creativity in a daring and original way.
Lada St Arroman
From the graphic novel by
Production design by
Costume design by
First assistant director
Everybody on Deck
UGC Distribution France
a film by Angelin Preljocaj & VAlérie Müller
"A touching and highly poetic moment.
Vittoria Scarpa – Cineuropa
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