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The Ice King (2018)

THE ICE KING is the searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. Including incredible unseen footage of some of his mort remarkable ... See full summary »

Director:

James Erskine

Writer:

James Erskine

Star:

Freddie Fox
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Freddie Fox ... Narrator (voice)
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THE ICE KING is the searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. Including incredible unseen footage of some of his mort remarkable performances and with access to Curry's letters, archive interviews, and interviews with his family, friends and collaborators, this is a portrait of the man who turned ice-skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Watch any figure skating and it falls into two possible camps: before and after John Curry. From what was a macho, technical sport whose judges punished deviation blossomed - through John Curry's stubborn beauty - ice-dancing. This was no Holiday on Ice, but a new artistic medium. After winning gold at the Winter Olympics for a rebelliously balletic routine, Curry saw the world's stages sheeted with ice. Audiences and reviewers alike were enthralled by his genius. But Curry's story is about more than skating. On the night of the final, Curry became the first openly gay Olympian at a ...

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£400,000 (estimated)
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New Black Films See more »
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Color
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The Blue Danube sequence that forms the climax had never been shown before it was included in this film. It came courtesy of Nathan Birch, the choreographer. See more »

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