Polina (Polina, danser sa vie)

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“Shevstova delivers a performance that feels wonderfully unforced…. If [POLINA] suffers from anything, it’s that it is, at times, almost too gorgeous for its own good. – Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

Please note: due to a delivery delay, we have cancelled the 12pm showtime for Fri, September 15. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don’t always lead to success.

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112 min
Rated NR
in French and Russian with English subtitles

Showing Today Thu, Sep 21

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