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Polina, a young Russian girl, wants to dance. When she is accepted into a classical ballet school her parents struggle to cover the fees,and her father turns to illicet dealings to progress his daughters career. But Polina struggles under the rigor and restrictions of the classical ballet regime. Eventuslly she is introduced to the freedom of contemporary dance by her French lover and she adandons the Bolshoi for a Modern Ballet trop run by Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche).
This facinating coming of age drama features extraordinary dance sequences of both contemporaty and classical ballet. Struggling to find her way, Anastasia Shevtsova plays Polina with tenacity and grit.
A confident, winning, lived-in performance by Anastasia Shevtsova is at the heart of this –Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
A teasingly austere, deliberately paced movie about a young Russian ballerina’s progress from elegant classical drone to free-spirit…. Owen Gleiberman, Variety
Duration 108 minutes