About the Screening
Directors: Angelin Preljocaj
Actors: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche
Moscow, early 90s. Polina, aged 8, is a gifted ballerina. From a modest background she joins the prestigious school of Professor Bojinsky, who trains dancers for the Bolshoi. He immediately grasps her tremendous potential and makes her work so hard that at only 18 her dream finally comes true and she enters the prestigious Bolshoi. This is when she meets Adrien, a charming French dancer. He will help her to discover not only love but, more importantly, a new form of dance, more contemporary and expressive, a kind of dance that will change her life forever. From Moscow to Aix-En-Provence and Antwerp, from success to disillusion, we follow Polina's incredible destiny.
About Florimond LorieuxFlorimond Lorieux began his training in 1995 at Paris Opera School under the direction of Claude Bessy and Élisabeth Platel. In 2005, Lorieux joined Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest national ballet company in the world, as quadrille. He was promoted to coryphée in 2008 and sujet in 2009. Lorieux has performed in galas around the world as a guest artist.
His repertoire includes Don Quixote (Espada), leading roles in Rudolf Nureyev's The Nutracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others.
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Above: Polina, danser sa vie © UGC Distribution
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