The White Crow

Directed by Ralph Fiennes
2018
UK, US, Serbia
128 minutes
All Ages
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Ralph Fiennes’ film tells the exhilarating story of Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West, capturing both his exquisite talents and the era’s explosive political situation.

In 1961, at age 22, Nureyev travels for the first time outside the Soviet Union, joining the esteemed Kirov Ballet Company on a tour to Paris. There he revels in the city's sophistication, gorging himself on the artistic and cultural offerings, and also finds a refreshingly open attitude to sexuality. Nureyev's eagerness to befriend artists in the Parisian scene begins to anger the zealous KGB officers who strictly monitor the dancers. In a stand-off at an airport, Nureyev is faced with a devastating dilemma. Featuring a fantastic central performance by dancer Oleg Ivenko, the film juxtaposes Nureyev's triumphant tour of Paris with flashbacks to his poor childhood, resulting in a fascinating portrait of the complex ballet legend.

Lovely, elegant… an impressive, dance-heavy biopic that focuses on Nureyev’s childhood, training, and life-changing visit to Paris as part of the Kirov Ballet, culminating in his decision to seek asylum in France.
Peter Debruge, Variety

Tickets

Wed 5 June
6:30pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Past Event Cancel
Sat 8 June
6:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 June
6:15pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
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Features
Year
2018
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK, US, Serbia
Language
In English and Russian with English subtitles
Director
Ralph Fiennes
Producer
Gabrielle Tana, François Ivernel, Andrew Levitas
Cast
Oleg Ivenko, Louis Hofmann, Ralph Fiennes
Screenwriter
David Hare
Cinematographer
Mike Eley
Editor
Barney Pilling
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Dance, Seniors, Politics & Economics, Arts, Biography, LGBTIQ Films
Company Credits
Distributor: Universal Pictures International Australasia
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