Polina
Polina

Polina 12A S

Film

Fri 21 - Mon 31 Dec

Director:
Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj
Cast:
Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche
Duration:
108 mins, Subtitled, 2018, France
Primary language:
French

Bursting with dazzling dance sequences, this arresting tale of self-discovery charts a young woman’s journey to find both her place in the world and her own artistic voice.

Growing up in Russia, Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) studies classical ballet with one goal: to make it into the corps of the Bolshoi. But when she at last achieves what was supposed to be her dream, the headstrong Polina chooses instead to travel to France to train in modern dance. It’s the beginning of an odyssey that will open up new creative horizons while forcing her to rely only on herself. Juliette Binoche co-stars in this refreshingly real look at what it means to risk everything for a dream.