Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina (Anastasia Shevtsova) is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level.
Polina leaves it all behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj (Juliette Binoche). Despite her determination and hard work to the point of obsession, Polina just can’t seem to break through.