The true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
THE WHITE CROW
Ralph Fiennes directs this biopic of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. Real-life dancer Oleg Ivenko embodies the eccentric genius in this thrilling account of Nureyev’s later years, including his dramatic defection from the USSR.
Scripted by Britain’s legendary screenwriter David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader”), this dance-heavy biopic features acclaimed Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev, showing a fierce physicality in his first film role. Fiennes plays Pushkin, St. Petersburg’s most respected dance instructor, who sees something in Nureyev’s passion and Adele Exarchopoulous (“Blue is the Warmest Color”), the reserved Chilean heiress who opens Nureyev’s eyes to the West’s liberated attitudes to art and sexuality.
The film, which Variety calls “lovely and elegant” ends with a gripping scene at Paris’ Le Bourget Airport which – even though we know the outcome– leaves us breathless.
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