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The White Crow

Hosted by the Consul of the Ankara Cinema and Reading Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 26 Jun 18:30 - 20:30

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This new picture is the lifestory of famous ballet Rudoplh Nureyev life story. In Protected content , A Dazzling Rudolf Nureyev Arrives in Paris and Makes a Choice That Changes His Life Forever

The White Crow is a watchable, serviceable movie telling the story of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev and his sensational escape to the west in the early 60s at the age of 23, while on his first European tour. Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future. Like Billy Elliot’s defection from his working-class childhood, Nureyev’s flight involves crises of loyalty with family and community. These struggles are, however, a little enigmatic and opaque with Rudolf, as portrayed by the Ukrainian ballet star and first-time actor Oleg Ivenko. Ralph Fiennes directs and gives a performance of spaniel-eyed sadness as Nureyev’s dance teacher and mentor Alexander Pushkin, with whose wife Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), Nureyev is to have a sentimental education.

Dir: Ralph Fiennes
Actors: Ralph Fiennes,Adèle Exarchopoulos