THE WHITE CROW [SOLD OUT]
Thursday 23 September 08:00 pm
Le théâtre , Alliance Française de Singapour
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
Despite being raised in poverty, when Rudolf Nureyev began training for the ballet at 17 following WWII, it immediately became clear that he had immense talent. Ballet master Alexander Pushkin believes in Rudolf's talent so much that he allows the boy to live with him and his wife, Xenia. Rudolf soon becomes famous throughout the Soviet Union.
When the renowned Kirov Ballet travels to Paris on a tour in 1961, it's Rudolf's first time outside the Soviet Union and he drinks in the city's culture. He's followed everywhere by KGB agents, who have been assigned to make sure the dancers don't try to defect. Rudolf ignores them, as well as his curfews, and makes friends with Parisian socialites such as Clara Saint.
Rudolf comes to love the taste of freedom so much that he decides to take a chance and make a break for it, despite the intense KGB scrutiny.
In English, Russian, and French with English Subtitles
United Kingdom, France, 2018