What do you know about the Ralph Fiennes-directed biographical period drama “The White Crow”? With a screenplay penned by David Hare, the film is inspired by the Julie Kavanagh-written book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.”
Hitting movie theater screens in these United States on Friday, 26 April 2019, “The White Crow” stars Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann as Rudolf Nureyev, Pushkin and Teja Kremke, respectively. The production also stars Adèle Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova, Alexey Morozov, Raphaël Personnaz, Olivier Rabourdin, Ravshana Kurkova, Sergei Polunin and Maksimilian Grigoriyev.
Fiennes, well-known in the Wizarding World community for playing Lord Voldermort in the popular “Harry Potter” franchise, is just as comfortable in the director’s chair as he is with working in front of the camera.
“The White Crow” marks the third occasion the England born actor has taken his rightful place in the directorial chair. Fiennes directed “Coriolanus” and “The Invisible Woman” in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
What is the film about?
“The White Crow” revolves around the legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev, born in the Soviet Union on Thursday, 17 March 1938, was a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Named “Lord of the Dance” long before anyone had ever heard of the Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, the Russian ballet dancer was THE global dancing phenomenon.
The Fiennes-directed film saw its film festival premiere take place at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday, 31 August 2018. Later the same year, the film saw recognition at three other film festivals. In addition, the film was also presented at the 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival. Further, on Friday, 26 April 2019, it will be part of Spain’s BCN Film Fest.
“The White Crow” hit cinemas in several markets, inclusive of the UK, Ireland and Poland, earlier this year.