THE WHITE CROW
NOUREEV| 40% ENG - STF
Director Ralph Fiennes
Cast Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes
Producer BBC Films, Montebello Productions
Scriptwriter David Hare, Julie Kavanagh
Distributor Métropole Films
Filmography The Invisible Woman (2013), Coriolanus (2012)
1961. Nureyev, who will go down in history as one of the world’s greatest male ballet dancers, faces a terrible dilemma. He has to make an irrevocable choice, seek asylum in the West or remain in Russia surveyed closely by the KGB.
In a fascinating and engrossing portrayal of a legendary artist who lived a high-flying wire act, Oleg Ivenko brilliantly plays Nureyev. Adèle Exarchopoulos plays Clara Saint who introduces Nureyev to “le tout Paris” - he becomes obsessed by the city’s cultural and artistic life (and wild night-life!). Director Ralph Fiennes took 20 years to complete this story of a convention-breaker, an explosively inventive heroic dancer.Simply magnificent!