White Crow, Ralph Fiennes’ acclaimed biopic of Rudolf Nureyev, comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on 5th August.
Directed by Fiennes, the film stars Oleg Ivenko, Adele Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova and Sergai Polunin.
The story spans Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his nail-biting escape from the KGB and defection to the West at the height of the Cold War.
A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris.
It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.
Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint.
When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger…
- Featurette – Rudolf Nureyev: The Legend Behind The White Crow
- Cast and Crew Q&A hosted by Edith Bowman
- Interviews with Cast and Crew