Polina (Danser sa Vie)
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To dance is to hear our hearts speak.
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...
- Valérie Müller (based on the graphic novel of the same name by Bastien Vivès)
Drama, World Cinema
Rating: PG Violence, coarse language & sexual references
French and Russian with English subtitles
Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)
NZ Herald (Francesca Rudkin)