The White Crow — U.S. Trailer


added: Sun, Feb 3rd '19

Two-time Oscar-nominated English actor Ralph Fiennes directs and co-stars in this new 1960s-era drama that tells the incredible true story of world-renowned Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who, despite being closely watched by the K.G.B., managed to defect from the Soviet Union while touring through Paris in 1961.

Inspired by the biographical book "Nureyev: The Life" by Julie Kavanagh, "The White Crow" casts real-life ballet dancer Oleg Ivenko in the role of Nureyev, while Fiennes portrays Nureyev's Russian ballet instructor Alexander Pushkin.

The film, which also stars French actress Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Color), French actor Raphael Personnaz (Anna Karenina, The New Girlfriend) and Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin, follows Nureyev as he tours France with his ballet company. Once there, he makes the decision to seek political asylum against heavy opposition from the Russian government.

"The White Crow" is the third directorial effort from Fiennes, following his acclaimed Shakespearean war thriller "Coriolanus" and the period Charles Dickens biopic "The Invisible Woman."

Check out the newly-released U.S. trailer for "The White Crow," which is coming to U.S. theaters later in the year, via Sony Picture Classics.

Rudolf Nureyev, a remarkable young dancer of 22, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling to Paris in 1961 for his first trip outside the Soviet Union. But KGB officers watch his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behavior 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.


directed by   Ralph Fiennes

starring   Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Adele Exarchopoulos, Raphael Personnaz, Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Louis Hofmann

release date   Coming Soon, 2019

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