The White Crow takes place in 1961 and tells the incredible journey of a dancer who travels for the first time out of the Soviet Union to Paris, as part of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company. Despite his eagerness to consume this new cultural city, he is closely watched by KGB officers who become highly suspicious of a new friendship he creates. After a confrontation, Nureyev is forced to make a life-changing decision which ultimately affects his life and impacts the world of dance forever.
With the entire film being shot on 16mm, Cinelab London - Europe's largest fully comprehensive film laboratory - were brought on board for the project. Working closely with revered DOP Mike Eley and director Ralph Fiennes, the team at Cinelab London provided services including Super 16mm film processing, HD graded telecine dailies with sound sync, online screeners for production review and approval, delivery of edit ready files to editorial, and the final 2K select take scans using Arriscan.
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Written By: David Hare
Director of Photography: Mike Eley BSC
Starring: Oleg Invenko as Rudolf Nureyev, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Chulpan Khamatova.