In Review: The White Crow

After 2011’s Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus and 2013’s look at the love affairs of Charles Dickens The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes returns to the director’s chair with The White Crow. The film is a biopic of the legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev (played by Oleg Ivenko), detailing his early creative struggles and ultimate defection from the Soviet Union. But once again, Fiennes delivers a flatly watchable, if indistinct directorial effort that reveres its subject without ever really lifting off the ground.


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