Tuesday 5th February 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
A French dance drama based on a graphic novel by Bastien Vivès . Polina, a young dancer, struggles to choose between the rigidity and formality of training in classic ballet with the vivacity and spontaneity of a modern dance school in Aix-en-Provence. An injury causes her plans to falter and instead she ends up waitressing in Antwerp. Finally she is able to move on and realise her dreams.
France 2016 – French and Russian with subtitles – Directed by Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj with Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche – 108 min
A confident, winning, lived-in performance from Anastasia Shevtsova – THE NY TIMES
Polina contains several beautifully poetic moments that involve choreographed bodies against gorgeous backdrops – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER