Hanway Films

Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky


Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky

The Paul Cox Collection


Paul Cox

Derek Jacobi
Delia Silvan

"A rush of sensuous nature imagery, beautifully photographed, with a lush soundtrack" New York Times.

Sensuous dramatisation of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries, which start in 1919, when he danced for the last time and then was institutionalized.

We learn about his anger towards his mentor and lover Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev, his adoration of his mother, his dreams and fears, memories and opinions. This is an impressionistic look at the psyche of a genius as he descends into madness.

Sweden, Australia, Germany, Netherlands | English | 2001 | 95 mins