Main Cast: Aleksandr Domogarov, Alisa Freyndlikh, Anna Isaeva
The tale of a hopeful girl swept up in currents of dance unfolds against the dramatic backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s own majestic ballets and Bolshoi follows the tortuous path of a young provincial girl Yulya, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Her ambition is to dance at the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre – the epicentre of Russian ballet. However, to succeed she needs to brace herself for the countless physical and mental challenges, tough decisions and an intense rivalry like she has never experienced. Plunging into the beautiful-yet-harsh world of Russian ballet, director Valery Todorovsky maps out the heartbreak, petty politics and wide-eyed dreams of aspiring ballerinas. It is a beautifully crafted picture from a director who shot to international prominence with his film, Hipsters (screened at the inaugural Subtitle in 2012) and we are thrilled that he will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings.
“Bolshoi is a majestic treasure” – Screen-Space