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The White Crow (15)

Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
Director: Ralph Fiennes
(UK/France, 2018, 122 mins)

Actor-director Ralph Fiennes’s third feature focuses on world-famous, ultra- flamboyant ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, featuring piercingly blue-eyed Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko in his first film role. Scripted by David Hare from Julie Kavanagh’s 2007 biography, the narrative flashes back and forth between his birth on a trans-Siberian train, childhood, and training, and his pivotal visit to Paris with the Kirov Ballet in 1961. Ever troublesome to his KGB minders, the young Nureyev embraces Paris, frequenting the Louvre, hanging out at jazz clubs and cabarets with Chilean heiress Clara Saint, and exploring his sexuality. Fiennes’s approach is understated rather than flashy, but vividly evokes the atmosphere and texture of the time. The numerous ballet sequences are truly stunning and everything tends towards that politically electric moment when Nureyev jumps the barrier at Le Bourget airport.

Fri 10th May 2pm
Sat 11th May 10.45am HOH English Subtitles in support of Deaf Awareness Week
Mon 13th May 2pm
Wed 15th May 7.30pm
Thurs 16th May 2pm
Fri 17th May 2pm
Sat 18th May 2pm
Tues 21st May 7.30pm
Wed 22nd May 7.30pm
Thurs 23rd May 7.30pm
Fri 24th May 2pm
Sat 25th May 7.30pm
Wed 29th May 7.30pm
Thurs 30th May 7.30pm


Earlier Event: May 8
RSC: As You Like It
Later Event: May 10
White Crow (15)