Documentary 109 min
Sunday, May 26
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The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon. It charts his rise from humble beginnings to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world. As well as providing an unparalleled insight into the man, Nureyev contextualises the time in which he lived, exploring the charged political divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomenon. Blending never-before-seen footage, an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski, and a spellbinding series of exclusive modern dance tableaux—produced by Rattling Stick and directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant—Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other biopic. — The Wonderful World of Dance

“Instantly essential.” — Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“To plunge into this saga, especially if you don’t know it, and to see what it was that made Rudolf Nureyev onstage such a furious and transporting poet-of-the-body, is to be at once moved and awed.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“Like any great biography, it casts a light through its prismatic subject, whose unique story refracts out colourful strands touching on art, politics, history, identity and so much more.” — Leslie Felperin, Guardian
directed by
David Morris, Jacqui Morris
written by
David Morris, Jacqueline Morris
Dana Fouras, Jordan Kennedy, Marlon Dino, Maria Fonseca