Oleg Ivenko (Rudolf Nureyev) in a scene from "The White Crow."
Larry Horicks/Sony Pictures Classics via AP
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The great Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev doesn't come across as particularly likable in "The White Crow," Ralph Fiennes' elegant biopic of his early years.Yet this prodigy of dance and voracious consumer of the arts is undeniably compelling to watch for a few hours. Fiennes, who directs and also plays the part of Pushkin, an influential ballet instructor in Rudi's life, has been mulling over this story for about two decades, since he read author Julie Kavanagh's 2007 biography, "Nureyev: The Life". Paris is where the film comes alive.Clocking in at over two hours, this is not a short film and it requires more focus than an Avengers movie."The White Crow" is screening in Beirut-area cinemas.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE