United Kingdom: March 22 2019
United States: April 26 2019
Ranking: 210 out of 15,910 movies (up 465)
'The White Crow' stars Oleg Ivenko in the role of the Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. It is based on the book 'Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanag' and tells the story of the dancer moving from USSR ruled Russia to the West in order to pursue an international career in dance. It was the first defection of a Soviet artist during the Cold War, and it created an international sensation. The movie shows his training when he was a child and the life-changing trip he took to Paris, which led him to seek for asylum there. The reasons why Nureyev chose to defect from the Soviet Union remain ambiguous throughout the film and are not explored, but it follows his journey to this new world. He successfully performed in almost every major dance company in the world, before tragically succumbing to AIDS in 1993.