The White Crow

Showed at Images 5/24/2019–5/30/2019

Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Aleksey Morozov, Adele Exarchopoulos

Janine Parker, Artist-in-Residence in Dance at Williams College, will introduce the Friday, May 24, 7pm show

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 behavior 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.

  • Director: Ralph Fiennes
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History, Dance

“A thing of bruising beauty and an exhilarating gift.”

– Rolling Stone