Director: Valérie Müller, Angelin Preljocaj
Stars: Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Juliette Binoche

As a girl Polina has trained hard to become part of the prestigious Bolshoi ballet, however when she falls in love with a French dancer who introduces her to contemporary dance she plots to leave Russia for a move to France. A coming of age story.

The film will be introduced by a talk from Professor Timo Obergöker, Professor of French and Francophone Cultural Studies at the University of Chester. He is passionate about French film and the ‘making of France’ in everyday life and popular culture.

Preceded by a short film as part of the International Animation Festival.

This film will not have adverts or trailers – the short and introduction which precede the film will start at the advertised time.




Approx 108 mins


French / Russian with English subtitles

Festival Chester International Film Festival

The Chester International Film Festival presented by Chester Film Society returns, with a remarkable global selection of recent films that share stories and experiences from an array of countries.