A first official look at The White Crow, the upcoming drama movie directed by Ralph Fiennes based on a script by David Hare and starring Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Chulpan Kamatova, Laurent Lafitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Calypso Valois, and Louis Hofmann:
“With his magnetic presence, Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) 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 led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.
Director Ralph Fiennes will capture the raw physicality and brilliance of Nureyev, while David Hare’s tight script offers a thrilling insight into his dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer’s great friend, 21-year-old Parisian Clara Saint.
In a captivating finale at Le Bourget airport in Paris, THE WHITE CROW climaxes with Nureyev’s leap to freedom, capturing a day in 1961 that stunned the world at the height of the Cold War and proved to be a pivotal moment in history.”
Oleg Ivenko is a handsome young man, isn’t he?
Anyway, this video give us a look at the real-life Nureyev:
The film has yet to get an official release date, sometime in 2018.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The White Crow.
Update – A behind-the-scenes picture from the set: