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The White Crow

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Synopsis

Drama about the iconic Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, focusing on one of the most important incidents in his life- his famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961.
Nureyev's Parisian friend Clara Saint helped choreograph her friend’s defection, despite KGB efforts to stop him. The story's finale traces the dramatic day of the defection, climaxing at Le Bourget airport in Paris.
The volatile former Royal Ballet star was both world famous and infamous. His stage partners included Margot Fonteyn and Yvette Chauviré.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Ralph Fiennes
Producer
Gabrielle Tana, François Ivernel, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Levitas
Co-Producer
Francois Ivernel
Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer, Charles de Rosen, Beth Pattinson, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Anne Sheehan
Screenwriter
David Hare (screenplay), Julie Kavangh (Nureyev biography)
Director of Photography
Mike Eley
Principal Cast
Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Chulpan Khamatova, Sergei Polunin, Ralph Fiennes, Raphaël Personnaz, Calypso Valois, Olivier Rabourdin, Louis Hofmann
Film Title Note
AKA Untitled Ralph Fiennes Rudolf Nureyev project

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Last updated 30th October 2017

Production Company

A Magnolia Mae Productions, Lonely Dragon Productions, Metalwork Pictures and Montebello Productions film developed by BBC Films, with support from Rogue Black, Hanway Films, The Fyzz Facility

Magnolia Mae Productions
Gabrielle Tana
info@magnoliamaefilms.com

Montebello Productions
François Ivernel
79A Gloucester Avenue
London
NW1 8LB
+33 6 31 69 00 83
ivernel.francois@gmail.com

BBC Films
BBC Broadcasting House
7th Floor, Zone A
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
+44 (0)203 614 4445
bbcfilms@bbc.co.uk
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com