The White Crow

Drama/Biography | 14A | 127 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Aug 15, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:14A for some sexuality, nudity, and language
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ralph Fiennes
Cast:Oleg Ivenko
Adèle Exarchopoulos
Ralph Fiennes
Sergei Polunin
Louis Hofmann
Chulpan Khamatova
Produced By:Gabrielle Tana
Screenwriter:David Hare
Music By:Ilan Eshkeri


"Provocative and Evocative...Superbly Directed by Ralph Fiennes" – Baz Bamigboye, DAILY MAIL

"Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev's favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin." 
Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St. Petersburg to Paris. 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 behaviour 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.

From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, The White Crow is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.


Winner, Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution/Nominated for Best Film, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2018

Tickets are available here online, or at the Uptown Theatre during regular evening box office hours.

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty,, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique