Polina – danser sa vie (Polina – dancing through life)
Feature film by Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj
Friday, 08. November 2019 // 4.00 – ca. 6.15 p.m.
Polina grows up on the periphery of Moscow in modest circumstances. Her parents hope her ballet education will offer her a better future. She takes lessons from a strict teacher, Bojinski, and is accepted to the Bolshoi Theatre ballet. Here, she falls in love with the French dancer Adrien and follows him to Aix-en-Provence … Angelin Preljocaj, one of the most famous French choreographers, together with the screenwriter and director Valérie Müller, created a captivating adaptation of the fictional biography of the young dancer Polina Ulinow on the basis of »Polina« (2011) by the French cartoonist Bastien Vivès (born in 1984).
From 14 years
Free reservation tickets
In German language
With the kind permission of TF1 Studio, Paris, and Capelight Pictures, Berlin
Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, Theatre scientist, Leipzig
Screenplay and directing: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj based on the comic “Polina” by Bastien Vivès
Choreographies: Angelin Preljocaj / Music: 79D / Camera: Giullaume Saignol
Actors: Anastasia Shevtsova (Polina), Veronika Zhovnytska (Polina 8 years old), Juliette Binoche (Liria Elsa), Aleksei Guskov (Bojinski), Jérémie Bélingard (Karl), Niels Schneider (Adrien), Miglen Mirtchev (Anton) and others
France 2016 // Duration: 108 minutes
Production: Everybody on Deck, Paris, und TF1 Studio, Paris
29th Festival Year