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POLINA (12A) Friday 22 February 7:45PM
Saturday 23 February 2:30PM
  • Country: France 2016
  • Director: Valerie Muller, Angelin Preljocaj
  • Language: In French & Russian with English subtitles
  • Runtime: 1hr 48mins
  • Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50 incl. 50p cmsn.
  • Venue: STUDIO
  • With: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche

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This visually and sonically gorgeous coming-of-age film follows the artistic growth of a young Russian dancer from her childhood training for the Bolshoi through to her final career in contemporary dance.

Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova, of the Mariinsky Ballet) wants to dance. But her creativity is hard to reconcile with the formality of classical ballet training at the Bolshoi. She needs to find her own voice, no matter how difficult that may be. When her handsome French classmate Adrien returns home, Polina decides to follow…

“Prepare to be mesmerised” Huffington Post
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