CinE-Club: "Polina, danser sa vie"
A film by Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj
Based on the graphic novel Polina by Bastien Vivès
With Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche, Aleksey Guskov, Niels Schneider
1h48 –Drama – France – 2016
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.
At Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe, avenue des Arts 46, 1000 Brussels
13 October 2017 at 12.30pm