The White Crow is a 2018 British film written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes. It stars Oleg Ivenko as the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, chronicles his life and dance career.
It is inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanagh. The title is a reference to his childhood moniker of white crow (with a somewhat similar meaning to “black sheep” in English), because he was unusual.
Principal photography was completed in October 2017. It premiered at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival.
Capturing the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War.
With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas leads him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
This will be screened at 7.00pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £4 or £3 for members of Films4Tenby.
The De Valence bar will be open on request and popcorn is available.
Previous films are available for loan or, if they have been in the box a while, for purchase, for a donation to Films4Tenby funds.
A pre-screening meal can be booked at the Fuchsia Caffe , This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…