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An intimate portrait of five ballerinas from the Kirov.
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 (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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Fascinating documentary about life in the Kirov/Mariinksy, 14 July 2012
Author: sybarite_2003 from United Kingdom

I became a fan of ballet after seeing the Bolshoi perform at Covent Garden a couple of years ago; at that time I had heard the name of Svetlana Zakharova and Natalia Osipova only! Though I didn't see Svetlana -- she pulled out due to injury -- Osipova in Giselle entranced me. Since then it has been my goal to see all the great ballet troupes live. Though that is still a goal, this fascinating documentary makes up partially for it. It takes a look at Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopitkina, Diana Vishneva, Alina Samova (I think she was also at Covent Garden but not sure!) and Evgenia Obraztsova and their day-to-day life at the Kirov and its training school. Apart from being visually beautiful to look at this is a real insight into how hard life is for top ballerinas and how difficult it is to become one.

For ballet enthusiasts, it is essential viewing.

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