Ballerina (2009)

Ballerina
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 17mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords dance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ulyana Lopatkina Actor n/a 1 1000001
Diana Vishneva Actor n/a 1 1000002
Svetlana Zakharova Actor n/a 1 1000003
Evgenia Obraztsova Actor n/a 1 1000004
Alina Somova Actor n/a 1 1000005
Valery Gergiev Actor n/a 1 1000006
Manuel Legris Actor n/a 1 1000007
Cedric Klapisch Actor n/a 1 1000008
Diane Baker Actor Narrator 1 1000009
Bertrand Normand Director n/a 2 2000001
Frederic Podetti Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yann Brolli Producer n/a 3 3000002
Diane Baker Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Edward Oleschak Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Bertrand Normand Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Franck Laniel Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Isabelle Saunois Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Edward Oleschak Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Igor Yurov Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Alexandre Filipov Cinematographer n/a 402 6000006
Frederic Podetti Cinematographer n/a 402 6000007
Dominique Collin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000008
Thierry Maisonnave Cinematographer n/a 402 6000009
Antonela Bevenja Editor n/a 172 7000001
Sandrine Henchoz Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Raoul Fruhauf Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Synopsis
A portrait of five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinski Theatre, formerly known as the Kirov. Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigour that comes from decades of training and practice; and Russia's pre-eminent dancers--superstars such as Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Pavlova--established the reputation of Russian dancers as the best in the world. The profiled dancers are uniquely individual--tough, insightful and exceptionally talented; onstage they reveal no hint of the sweat, pain and hard work of the rehearsal studio. The classic ballerina exercises an art that is becoming rare, a profession as demanding that it is not well known. She fascinates because her fate seems so fragile. But there is a country where she still shines as resplendently as ever, Russia. Land of absolutes, the cult of beauty, wideness and nostalgia, also the land of a forgotten femininity: Russia is the land of the ballerina par excellence.