The White Crow
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.