26 january 2019 · News
Rudolf Nureyev, a remarkable young dancer of 22, was 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 behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confronted Nureyev with a shocking demand, he was forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may changed the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
Our wonderful actors Ravshana Kurkova (in the role of Nureyev's mother), as well as Elena Trepetova, Nebojsa Dugalic, Tamara Krcunovic and Milutin Milosevic took part in the film. The director chose Kazan dancer Oleg Ivenko to play the main role. Ralph Fiennes himself plays one of the leading roles in the movie.
An adapted script based on the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life” by Julie Kavanagh was written by the two-time Oscar nominee David Hare (“The Hours”, “The Reader”).
'The White Crow' premiere is expected on March 22 in the UK. In two days, more than 85 thousand people watched the trailer on YouTube.