THE WHITE CROW (12A)
Simran Hans, The Observer
Sunday 5 January 1.30pm
Director: Ralph Fiennes Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
Runtime: 2hr 7mins
RUDOLF NUREYEV DOUBLE BILL A docudrama followed by a re-mastering of Swan Lake a ballet classic celebrating one of the greatest dancers of all time.
The White Crow only: £6.50 adult / £3 u18
Joint ticket to The White Crow and Swan Lake: £17.50 adult; £6 u18
Fiennes captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Nureyev whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
“…a taut dramatic thriller that is as much about overcoming adversity and the drive of an artist to be free, as it is about Nureyev, the Cold War or ballet.”
Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks
Location Stahl Theatre