To Dance You Must Be Free and this March you can watch The White Crow, extraordinary story of Rudolf Nureyev. Ralph Fiennes returns to the director’s chair (as well as starring) first time in six years and Studiocanal has released the film’s First (UK) Trailer.
The true story of legendary dancer (played by Oleg Ivenko),following him from his poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa. To blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War.
You don’t have to be a fan of Ballet or dance to know he was a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever. He was the first high calibre Soviet artist to defect to the west during the Cold War. The trailer does tease plenty of tension, drama and intrigue…
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.
The film also stars Adele Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova and Sergei Polunin.
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