Friday, March 15, 2019

Review of 'The White Crow'

I enjoyed this Rudolph Nuryev biopic (well, really a story about the events leading up to his defection, with some earlier background) more than I expected is obviously the right way to enjoy ballet, which up until now has bored me rigid, but seemed really beautiful and inspiring in this. Ralph Fiennes is great with his melancholy expressions, and I thought the art direction - the haircuts, the furniture, the sets - was great. My, didn't everybody smoke a lot?

I did have a little doze in the middle, but I thought it was quite enjoyable.

One small gripe - did the flashbacks to the earlier period in the USSR really have to be in black and white?

Watched at the Everyman Cinema in Muswell Hill.

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