29th Festival 2019

Friday, 08. November 2019 // 4.00 – ca. 6.15 p.m.

From 14 years

Passage Kinos

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»Polina – danser sa vie«
(»Polina – dancing through life«)

Feature film by Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj

German première

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

In German language

With the kind permission of TF1 Studio, Paris, and Capelight Pictures, Berlin

Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, Theatre scientist, Leipzig

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).