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by Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie Müller


Moscow, early 90s. Polina, aged 8, is a gifted ballerina. From a modest background she joins the prestigious school of Professor Bojinsky, who trains dancers for the Bolshoi. He immediately grasps her tremendous potential and makes her work so hard that at only 18 her dream finally comes true and she enters the prestigious Bolshoi. This is when she meets Adrien, a charming French dancer. He will help her to discover not only love but, more importantly, a new form of dance, more contemporary and expressive, a kind of dance that will change her life forever. From Moscow to Aix-En-Provence and Antwerp, from success to disillusion, we follow Polina's incredible destiny.

international title: Polina
original title: Polina, danser sa vie
country: France
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie Müller
release date: FR 16/11/2016
screenplay: Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie Müller
cast: Juliette Binoche, Nastya Shevtzoda, Niels Schneider, Jérémie Belingard, Aleksei Guskov
producer: Didier Creste, Gaëlle Bayssière
production: Everybody On Deck, France 2 Cinéma, TF1 Films Production
backing: Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
distributor: UGC Distribution


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