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The White Crow
DIRECTOR Ralph Fiennes
CAST Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
Ralph Fiennes directs this atmospheric account of the early life of the electrifying Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
Dance perfection and political defection come together in Fiennes’ atmospheric account of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev, scripted by David Hare. Sent to dance in Paris in the early 1960s, Nureyev relishes the freedoms not available in the Soviet Union, while flashbacks reveal his humble beginnings and his early years with the Kirov ballet. A fascinating insight into the origins of this electrifying dancer whose blazing talent and determination led him to become a major figure on the world stage.
(2018 UK / France 127 mins Part subtitled)
There are moments of greatness here – in the climax of the final act, the defection itself – where the direction is as lean and agile as any of the dancers. Equally impressive is the quality of the dance on screen. Sergei Polunin is eye-catching in a supporting role, and Ivenko makes for a compellingly fiery Nureyev, whose appeal, as one awed French dancer observes, is in “the spirit, rather than technical perfection”. Wendy Ide, The Observer
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex, nudity
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Language: English, Russian, French
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