About the Film
Rudolf Nureyev is credited with being the most accomplished and graceful male ballet star of the Twentieth Century. Ralph Fiennes’ “The White Crow” was inspired by the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life” by Julie Kavanagh, and the drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Elegant and cultivated, the film conveys the challenges of Nureyev’s early life, his unfettered determination to excel, and his uniqueness as a person and a dancer.
“A classy – and respectfully sexy – night at the movies.” -Variety