Join Stonnington Greens for our regular movie fundraiser. For July, we're off dancing...
Ralph Fiennes' THE WHITE CROW was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.
The White Crow marks Ralph Fiennes’ third outing as director, and his highest-profile project: A biopic of the legendary queer ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Born in the former Soviet Union, by age 24 Nureyev had already captured the attention of the world for his dancing–and for his outrageous diva behavior.
In 1961, Nureyev caused a sensation when he defected during a trip to Paris, infuriating the murderous, totalitarian regime back home. He would go on to a long and acclaimed career as a dancer, and as one of the first contemporary gay celebrities before his death from AIDS in 1993.
The film shows Fiennes, much like his subject, at peak ambition. Filmed in Paris, St. Petersberg and Serbia in English, French and Russian, the movie features unknown dancer Oleg Ivenko in the lead and Fiennes himself as Nureyev’s dance teacher Alexander Pushkin.
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