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Polina (2016)

Polina, danser sa vie (original title)
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A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography.

Writers:

Valérie Müller (screenplay), Bastien Vives (book) (as Bastien Vivès)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anastasia Shevtsova Anastasia Shevtsova ... Polina
Veronika Zhovnytska Veronika Zhovnytska ... Polina (8 ans)
Juliette Binoche ... Liria Elsaj
Aleksey Guskov ... Bojinski
Niels Schneider ... Adrien
Jérémie Belingard Jérémie Belingard ... Karl
Miglen Mirtchev ... Anton
Kseniya Kutepova ... Natalia
Sergio Díaz Sergio Díaz ... Sergio
Oriana Jimenez Oriana Jimenez ... Svetlana
Ambroise Divaret Ambroise Divaret ... Alex
Yana Maizel Yana Maizel ... Assistante Bojinski
Irina Vavilova ... Anna Alexandrovna
Léna Gousseva Léna Gousseva ... Employée Bojinski
Gennadiy Fomin ... Eldar
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SPOILER: A young girl from a modest Russian family studies classical ballet. After many difficulties, she succeeds as a young woman to enter the prestigious Bolchoi. However she turns to modern dance, then improvisation, then choreography. The movie includes beautiful dances from acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. Written by Teyss

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Russian

Release Date:

16 November 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Polina See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$165,203, 26 October 2017
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jérémie Belingard is a first dancer ("danseur étoile") in Paris opera. See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for violin and orchestra
Music by Philip Glass
Violin by Adele Anthony
Ulster Orchestra
Conducted by T. Yuada
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Solid dance film
5 February 2018 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

Really enjoyed this film. Unlike most dance films it doesn't try to be silly or uplifting. Instead it's more akin to a moody indie film about a young woman who has been stifled all her life finally finding her voice.

The beats of the film will be familiar to anyone who has ever watched a dance film but the sincerity of the actors and the beautiful choreography makes this incredible to watch.


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