The White Crow
CAST: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann DIRECTOR: Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book by Julie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.
Join us for a discussion following the 12:50 pm screening on Saturday, May 18, led by Miss Erin Ceragioli, Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Director of Tacoma City Ballet School. Then, make it a double feature with the documentary Nureyev, playing only on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at 3:50 pm.
Fiennes and Adele Exarchopoulos, playing Nureyev's French girlfriend, turn in fine performances, but roses and raptures, please, for Ivenko, who is not only as beautiful as Nureyev, and dances sublimely, he can act, besides.Alison Rowat, The Herald
There are moments of greatness here - in the climax of the final act, the defection itself - where the direction is as lean and agile as any of the dancers.Wendy Ide, Observer
A classy - and respectfully sexy - night at the movies.Peter Debruge, Variety