Nureyev The White Crow is a biographical drama in the year 2018 written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes. It chronicles the life and career of the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, played by Oleg Ivenko..

It is inspired by the novel Rudolf Nureyev: The Life written by Julie Kavanagh. Because he was unique, the title refers to his nickname from childhood, White Crow..

Principal photography was completed on October 17, 2017. It premiered at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival and the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. It was also shown at Cinemania (Bulgaria), Febiofest (Czech Republic) as well as the Tokyo International Film Festival. Ralph Fiennes was awarded the Special Achievement Award in Tokyo for his outstanding artistic contribution. The film also received an honorary nomination for the Tokyo Grand Prix. The White Crow was released on March 22, 2019 in the UK (StudioCanal) and on April 26 in the US (Sony Pictures Classics).

The film is a shuffle through three time periods including the present (1961) in Paris as well as his childhood and the start of Nureyev’s ballet career, which began six years before.

Present day Paris: Rudi has travelled to Paris as part of the Kirov ballet company. He meets French dancers that he had read about in a magazine during the arrangement meeting. Clara Saint is a friend he made during one of his dancing shows. Nureyev HD