THE WHITE CROW
Genre: Biography, Drama
Rating: M 127′ coarse language and nudity
Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Languages: English, Russian, French
THE WHITE CROW was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh.
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
Young Rudolf Nureyev becomes a top ballet dancer in Russia, but a life-changing visit to Paris soon makes him seek asylum in France.“Lovely, elegant, and curiously opaque … The film’s many ballet scenes are stunning, to say the least.” Variety
“An evocative portrait … Ralph Fiennes utilises a good balance of biography and ballet; emphasising how much Nureyev loved to dance and why, when forced, he chose artistic freedom over love of country.” CineVue.