The White Crow

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Hawkhurst

The White Crow (12A) 127mins

Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the 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.

Directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Olivier Rabourdin.

 

'a meticulous, heartbreaking tour de force'  ****The Guardian

'Fiennes combines thriller elements with poetic flashbacks' ****Independent

'sublime'  Daily Mail

'Fiennes light touch textures this biopic into something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy; it's a film that stays en pointe for its entirety'  The List

'heartfelt...clearly a labour of love'  The Telegraph

'Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a professional dancer) delivers a charismatic turn'  Little White Lies


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Rye

The White Crow (12A) 127mins

Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the 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.

Directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Olivier Rabourdin.

 

'a meticulous, heartbreaking tour de force'  ****The Guardian

'Fiennes combines thriller elements with poetic flashbacks' ****Independent

'sublime'  Daily Mail

'Fiennes light touch textures this biopic into something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy; it's a film that stays en pointe for its entirety'  The List

'heartfelt...clearly a labour of love'  The Telegraph

'Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a professional dancer) delivers a charismatic turn'  Little White Lies


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Bermondsey

The White Crow (12A) 127mins

Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh and charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger. From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the 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.

Directed by Ralph Fiennes and starring Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Olivier Rabourdin.

 

'a meticulous, heartbreaking tour de force'  ****The Guardian

'Fiennes combines thriller elements with poetic flashbacks' ****Independent

'sublime'  Daily Mail

'Fiennes light touch textures this biopic into something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy; it's a film that stays en pointe for its entirety'  The List

'heartfelt...clearly a labour of love'  The Telegraph

'Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a professional dancer) delivers a charismatic turn'  Little White Lies


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