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Polina, danser sa vie (2016)

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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 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

Anastasia Shevtsova is a talented dancer: she was part of the renowned Vaganova Academy in Saint Petersburg before shooting the movie, and was afterwards admitted in the famous Mariinsky ballet, also in Saint Petersburg. Originally from a classical background, she practiced modern dance for as long as six months for the movie. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie; one moment, Polina has long sleek hair, parted in the middle, the next she has bangs on her forehead. 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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Dance, passion and life struggle
1 March 2018 | by valerierichartSee all my reviews

Loved this film! It´s so real, so transparent and beautiful. And no more comments needed.

Grateful for this experience!


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