Along comes "Polina" to show how a feature film can depict a dancer's — a human's — journey toward authenticity with sophistication, artistry and love for the art form

— Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle


Film • Dec 13

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This film is part out our Foreign Focus series.

Director: Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj

Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet in Moscow when she discovers contemporary dance. Inspired to pursue a new path,  Polina moves to France to work with choreographer Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche). A coming of age story of determination and obsession in the dance world.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

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2017. Russia, France. 108 min. This film is not yet rated by the MPAA.