Varicella / Varicella

Victor Kossakovsky (DK, 2015)

Varicella (Victor Kossakovsky, DK/NO/SE, 2015)

Two talented sisters Nastia (13) and Polina (7) study in the most prestigious Academy of Russian ballet after being selected from 5500 kids. Acclaimed director Victor Kossakovyks portraits the tender and trustful relationship of the sisters, who share one big dream: to become a soloist ballet dancer. They are fully devoted to their 6 hours daily training at the Academy. A series of 6 documentary films about talented kids who are dedicated to their sport at a serious level. Through a child's perspective, each film tells exciting, dramatic and engaging real life stories from the world of sport with all the challenges it may bring, looking at the kid's relationships and issues like parental pressure, sacrifices, friendship and gender related issues. Shot in Japan, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.


Basic information

Danish titleVaricella
Other titlesSport Kids
Director of PhotographyBen Berhard
EditorVlad Grishin
Online release2015-11-23
Production countryDenmark/Norway/Sweden
Duration25 min.
With support from DR, NRK, Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with ARTE
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Monica HellströmCo-producer
Malin HübnerCo-producer
Tobias JansonCo-producer
Ben BerhardCinematographer
Vlad GrishinEditor
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Tales about Sports Kids (23. november 2015)
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