Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (played by Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche who has danced with London-based dancer/choreographer Akram Khan).

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Ratings and Reviews

84% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7/10
  • Fresh 36
  • Rotten 7

Critics Consensus: Gorgeous cinematography captures dazzling choreography in an engaging portrait of a dancer's life, even if Polina can't quite twirl itself away from cliches.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Affecting, intense dance drama has beautiful choreography.

Information

Studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Everybody on Deck – TFI Droits Audiovisuals-UGC Images-France 2 Cinéma

Languages

Primary
French (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Subtitles)

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