6.4/10
162
4 user 15 critic

Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001)

The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (original title)
Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.

Director:

Paul Cox

Writers:

Vaslav Nijinsky (diaries), Paul Cox
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Derek Jacobi ... Nijinsky (voice) (as Sir Derek Jacobi)
Delia Silvan ... Romola
Chris Haywood ... Oscar
Hans Sonneveld Hans Sonneveld ... Doctor
Oliver Streeton Oliver Streeton ... Psychiatrist
Jillian Smith Jillian Smith ... Emilia
Kevin Lucas Kevin Lucas ... Diaghilev
David Gallasch David Gallasch ... Critic
Aanya Whitehead Aanya Whitehead ... Maid
Gabriella Joy Smart Gabriella Joy Smart ... Piano Player
Lisa Heaven Lisa Heaven ... Prostitute
Patricia Cellier Patricia Cellier ... Prostitute
Kyra Cox Kyra Cox ... Little Kyra
Anandine Merino Anandine Merino ... Little Kyra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Attard Vicki Attard ... Le Spectre de la Rose - Dancer
Edit

Storyline

Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"I'm a dancer. You will understand me when you see me dance." - Vaslav Nijinsky See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In his time, Vaslav Nijinsky was considered a performing chameleon. Director Paul Cox used a number of different dancers to portray him through the characters he danced. Cox said: "There are at least twenty-five Nijinskies in the film, sometimes male, sometimes female. As he was a man of many disguises, and so many characters came out through the photos that are left behind, I thought you can't have just one person playing Nijinsky." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Innocence: Interview with Paul Grabowsky (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Casta diva
from "Norma"
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
See more »

User Reviews

Watched for the dance got a lunatic instead
15 October 2002 | by recremekimSee all my reviews

As we listened to Minnesota Public Radio classical music station they mentioned that the University Film board was showing a movie on the life of the famous ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. So my wife and I went intending to learn more about the music and dance of the early 20th century.

What we got, was endless drivelings of a madman, and I'm not talking about Nijinsky. If this is an art film, where's the art? We learn nothing about Nijinsky's life or impact on the dance or music scene in the early 20th century. We find out more about his sexual life than I needed to know, and nothing about his artistic life or contributions or professional collaborations.

The endless repetition of a crane flying overhead, and of foamy mountain streams is way overdone and in the end is a frustrating waste of film and time.


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Art Films | Hanway Films

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2002 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,393, 2 June 2002

Gross USA:

$55,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,364
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed