This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev. From his birth in the 5th class carriage of a ... See full summary »
Director Ralph Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet's most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.Written by
The James Bond character has long been associated with the Cold War. Actor Ralph Fiennes, who portrays M / Mallory in the James Bond films since 'Skyfall (2012), directed this dramatic biopic feature film, which was first released between the James Bond films 'Spectre' (2015) and 'Bond 25' (2020), and covers the defection from the former Soviet Union to the west of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. After a number of film festival screenings in 2018, 'The White Crow' (2018) started theatrically releasing widely in a number of territories from around March 2019 which was around the time when 'Bond 25' (2020) started filming. See more »
A title card at one point says "The Mariinsky Theatre, Leningrad." However, the theater did not regain that historic Tsarist-era name until 1992. At the time the film is set, during the Soviet era, the building was known as The Kirov Theatre. See more »
I can live anywhere. Remember, I was born on a train. I feel I will never return to my country. But, I may never be happy in the US.
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This isn't bad. It's filmed and acted well. A minor quibble is the storyline jumps all over the place. So instead of going A-Z, it goes A-R-B-F-Z etc. This jumping timeline seems to be a trait in modern films at the moment. To be honest, I just find it annoying. I much prefer linear timelines. It's also about 20 minutes too long and it drags in places. Having said that, I did enjoy it and the ending was good. P.S. Nureyev did seem like an arrogant plank though. 6/10 does it for me.
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