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Polina at the Nickelodeon Theater

Foreign Focus is a monthly film series hosted by the Nickelodeon Theater in Columbia, SC that seeks to expose audiences to a wide variety of realities and perspectives by screening the best contemporary films from around the world.

The December 2017 selection, POLINA, follows a young Russian ballerina as she leaves home and her years of classical training behind for contemporary dance and southern France. The co-creation of director Valérie Müller and choreographer Antonin Preljocaj, the film stars newcomer Anastasia Shevtsova in the title role and Academy Award© winner Juliette Binoche.

Directed by: Valérie Müller
Written by: Valérie Müller. Screenplay based on the graphic novel by Bastien Vivès
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Niels Schneider, Anastasia Shevtsova, Jérémie Bélingard
Year: 2016
In Russian and French with English subtitles
Runtime: 112 min
Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories