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The White Crow

director – Ralph Fiennes


United Kingdom-France, 2018, 127 min.
director – Ralph Fiennes
producers – Gabrielle Tana, Ralph Fiennes, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Andrew Levitas and Francis Ivernel
script – David Hare
based on the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life” by Julie Kavanagh
camera – Mile Eley
editor – Barney Pilling
music – Ilan Eshkeri
production designer – Anne Seibel
costume designer – Madeline Fontaine
choreography – Johan Kobborg
A BBC FILMS/HANWAY FILMS/METALWORK PICTURES/LONELY DRAGON/
MAGNOLIA MAE co-production
intl. sales – HANWAY FILMS
BG distributor – SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
selections:
Telluride, London
cast:
Oleg Ivenko (Rudolf Nureyev), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Clara Saint), Ralph Fiennes (Pushkin), Raphaël Peronnaz (Pierre Lacotte), Chulpan Khamatova (Xenia), Sergei Polunin (Yuri Solovyov), Calypso Valois (Claire Motte), Louis Hoffman (Teja Kremke), Olivier Rabourdin (Alexinsky), Ravshana Kurkova (Farida Nureyev), Jonatan Zaccai (Serge Lifar)

 


In early 1960s Paris, the Cold War may be raging, but Soviet authorities have decided to send their finest dance troupe to the City of Light to demonstrate the cultural refinement behind the Iron Curtain. Though the Kirov Ballet is set to wow audiences, one man causes a sensation that reverberates far beyond the stage: the electrifying young dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Devastatingly handsome and culturally ravenous, Nureyev (Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko, in an astonishing screen debut) immediately falls in love with the city. Much to the annoyance of his KGB minders, he makes daily pilgrimages to the Louvre and frequents the city’s jazz bars with a Chilean heiress Clara, which leads to a pivotal awakening. As David Hare’s script zig zags across time, we discover Nureyev’s origins: his birth on a Trans-Siberian train; his youth and early schooling, where his temper and uncompromising attitude marked him as troublemaker, and the initial stirrings of his sexuality. Richly evoking the times on atmospheric 16mm, director Ralph Fiennes brings texture and emotional shading to this portrait of a brilliant, inscrutable man whose talent and temperament saw him rock the worlds of ballet and international relations. Oleg Ivenko delicately conveys the pansexual intensity of Nureyev’s dance style and unpredictable mixture of fragility, generosity and grandiosity.

Screenings:
Friday, 23 November 2018, 19:00, NPC - Hall 1

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Working time:
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TICKETS:
National Palace of Culture, Hall 1 – 12 lv.; reduction for students and retired people – 10 lv.

Opening Gala – The Time Is Ours – 10/8 lv.

Cinema Lumiere, Cinema House, Cinema Odeon, G8 and Euro Cinema – 10/8 lv.

Children Films – 7/5 lv.

Bulgarian Premieres – Away from the Shore, Living Chimneys, My Sister’s Silence – 8/5 lv.

Bergman’s Retrospective and program “Classic Pleasures” – 7/5 lv.

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