Polina, danser sa vie (NR) Release Date: September 29th, 2017
Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
Director: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj
Genres: Drama
Starring: Anastasia Shevtsova, Niels Schneider, Juliette Binoche
Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a professional dancer who has performed with Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre) is a promising classical ballet dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that throws everything into question on a profound level. Diverting from her plan, she leaves all her exacting preparation behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (played by Academy Award (R)-winner Juliette Binoche who has danced with London-based dancer/choreographer Akram Khan). But once there she is quickly forced to grapple with the realization that determination and hard work don't always lead to success. 81% Fresh (RottenTomatoes.com)Art Cinema Showcase presentation, all seats $6