U.S., 2019, 127 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Ralph Fiennes, Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics
“A classy - and respectfully sexy - night at the movies. The film’s many ballet scenes are stunning, to say the least.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
In 1961, a dazzling Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) arrives in Paris and makes a choice that changes his life forever. Not yet the imperious figure of legend, he’s a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet, traveling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Director Ralph Fiennes, working from a screenplay by award-winning playwright David Hare, has shaped a superb film. Ivenko delicately conveys the pansexual intensity of Nureyev’s dance style and unpredictable mixture of fragility, generosity and grandiosity. From his poverty-stricken childhood in Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicenter of western culture and a nail-biting stand-off at Le Bourget airport, The White Crow is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
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