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An intimate portrait of five ballerinas from the Kirov.
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 (From Scorecard Review. 12 March 2009, 8:28 AM, PDT)

 (From New York Post. 15 January 2009, 9:00 PM, PST)

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Directed by
Bertrand Normand 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bertrand Normand 

Produced by
Yann Brolli .... producer
Frédéric Podetti .... producer
Film Editing by
Antonella Bevenja 
Sound Department
Courtney Ballardo .... voiceover recordist
Sandrine Henchoz .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Franck Laniel .... camera operator
Edward Oleschak .... camera operator
Other crew
François Vila .... press agent

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France:77 min | USA:80 min
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generally pedestrian documentary, 20 November 2009
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

Only those who already have an intense interest in Russian classical dance will get much of a lift out of "Ballerina," a well-meaning but pedestrian behind-the-scenes portrait of five promising members of the Kirov Ballet Company. Through interviews, rehearsal footage, and snippets of actual stage performances, this 76-minute film, written and directed by Bertrand Norman and narrated by Diane Baker, gives us some sense of the discipline, dedication and physical stamina required of any woman who hopes to succeed in this field - women who, in some cases, can go on to achieve near-rock-star status in their home country.

What the movie lacks is any real means of making the material come alive for those with little or no interest in ballet. Contrast that with "Ballets Russes," a far superior documentary that truly does provide a fascinating look at not only some of the premier dancers of all time but the long and distinguished history of ballet itself. Check out that one instead.

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