Ciné-Club: Polina, danser sa vie : 12th October 2017, 6:30pm

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi

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Initial release: 2016
Director: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj
Running time: 1h48min
French with English subtitles | Free Entry Open to All

Plot: 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.