Hanway Films

The White Crow

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The White Crow

IN Production


Ralph Fiennes

David Hare

Adèle Exarchopoulos
Oleg Ivenko                     
Sergei Polunin
Ralph Fiennes
Chulpan Kamatova
Laurent Lafitte
Raphaël Personnaz
Calypso Valois
Louis Hofmann                       

Gabrielle Tana             
François Invernel
Andrew Levitas

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 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.