Venue Barn Cinema
Running time 145 minutes
Director Ralph Fiennes
Next date 18th April 8:00 pm
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About this event
Ralph Fiennes’ third directorial outing is a thrilling biopic of virtuosic ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, whose defection from the USSR stunned the world at the height of the Cold War.
In 1961, Soviet authorities send the Kirov Ballet to Paris to impress Western audiences, but one dancer causes a sensation far beyond the stage: the electrifying Rudolf Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko), who, drawn to the West’s permissive culture, enters into a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with the KGB. Inspired by Julie Kavanagh’s biography, scripted by David Hare, Fiennes’ evocative film depicts a wildly talented man whose astonishing life reverberated through the world.
A fascinating, intense portrayal of Nurayev, one of the most influential ballet dancers of last century, and his historic “leap for freedom” which would change the course of ballet and catapult the young Russian to stardom in the West.
2018 | UK/Serbia/France
About the Barn
The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn.
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