WHO’S IN IT?
Oleg Ivenko (film debut), Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour), Chulpan Khamatova (Country of the Deaf), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Alexey Morozov (Spacewalk), Raphaël Personnaz (The Princess of Montpensier), Olivier Rabourdin (Taken), Ravshana Kurkova (Dead Daughters), Louis Hofmann (Land of Mine), Sergei Polunin (Red Sparrow), Maksimilian Grigoriyev (film debut), Zach Avery (Curvature), Yves Heck (Midnight in Paris)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman), director; David Hare (The Hours), writer; Carolyn Marks Blackwood (The Duchess), François Ivernel (Boesman and Lena), Andrew Levitas (At Any Price) and Gabrielle Tana (Philomena), producers; Ilan Eshkeri (Coriolanus), composer; Mike Eley (The Selfish Giant), cinematographer; Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1961, celebrated Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (Ivenko) travels outside the Soviet Union for the first time to Paris. However, KGB agents are watching his every move, becoming increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and especially of his friendship with young Parisian Clara Saint (Exarchopoulos), and when they confront him with a shocking demand, he must make a heart-breaking decision that will change his life forever…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Ralph Fiennes directs and takes a supporting role in this film about acclaimed Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his extremely troubling connection to the Soviet Union.