Polina (Danser sa Vie)

Polina (Danser sa Vie)

Polina (Danser sa Vie)

Ballet epic co-directed by French dancer/choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, starring Anastasia Shevtsova and Juliette Binoche.

Trained from an early age by rigorous perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina (Shevtsova) is a promising dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, which throws everything into question on a profound level. Polina decides to leave ballet behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (Binoche), but despite her determination and obsessive work ethic, Polina just can't seem to break through...

2016Rating: PG, Violence, coarse language & sexual references108 minsFranceFrench and Russian with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Stuff

Stuff

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Diverting, but not essential viewing.

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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...whereas dance is beautifully expressed, we don't quite get to the heart of what drives this young woman, other than an institutionalised habit of hard work.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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...a somewhat obliquely and messily told story of the particular growing pains of a dancer that lacks a clear enough emotional throughline that could serve as a narrative backbone.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

Diverting, but not essential viewing.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

...whereas dance is beautifully expressed, we don't quite get to the heart of what drives this young woman, other than an institutionalised habit of hard work.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

...a somewhat obliquely and messily told story of the particular growing pains of a dancer that lacks a clear enough emotional throughline that could serve as a narrative backbone.

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