Fliek oor ballet-legende, Rudolf Nureyev, dié naweek in Suid-Afrikaanse teaters!

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:31

THE WHITE CROW is die storie van ’n unieke kunstenaar se avontuur om die balletwêreld vir altyd te verander. Dit neem die kyker op reis deur sy armsalige kinderdae in die Russiese stad, Oefa, sy studentejare in Leningrad en sy epiese kennismaking met die Westerse kultuur in Parys, in die vroeë 1960’s. 
 
Dié indrukwekkende, danasbelaaide biografie fokus op Rudolf Nureyev se kinderdae, opleiding en lewensveranderende besoek aan Parys. Dit word versprei deur Filmfinity (Edms) Bpk. en sal by plaaslike bioskope begin draai op 14 Junie 2019.
 
Kyk die lokprent hier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BklqjGWxNMs
 
Die rolprent is gebaseer op Julie Kavanagh se biografie oor dié Russiese balletdanser en die draaiboekverwerking is gedoen deur David Hare. Fiennes het, nadat hy twintig jaar gelede Nureyev: The Life gelees het, reeds versot geraak op hierdie verhaal. 
 
Nureyev, wat bekend was vir sy sensuele danstalent, het die spanning van die Koue Oorlog aangeblaas deur van die eerste supersterre te word om weg te breek van die Sowjet-Unie in 1961. In THE WHITE CROW, vertel regisseur, Ralph Fiennes, dié balletlegende se verhaal. 
 
“Dit is so dramaties en spreek baie temas en aspekte aan. Dit het ’n interpersoonlike dinamika, ’n kans vir Nureyev om homself te laat geld en die meedoënloosheid wat daarmee gepaard gaan. Dit is ook binne die konteks van die ideologie van die verdeling tussen die Ooste en Weste tydens ’n spanningsvolle tydperk van die Koue Oorlog”, sê Fiennes.
 
“Dit was sy karakter en eiewil wat hom laat besef het wie hy is, wat my regtig aangegryp het,” voeg Fiennes by. “Ons wou ’n fliek maak oor iemand wat uniek en onkonvensioneel was.”
 
THE WHITE CROW is Fiennes se derde rolprent as regisseur en volg in die voetspore van Coriolanus en The Invisible Woman. As regisseur gee hy dieselfde aandag aan detail en karakterskepping as wat hy as akteur doen. Omdat hy daarna strewe om sy werk so outentiek as moontlik te laat lyk, het hy Russiese dansers en akteurs gebruik en hulle toegelaat om in hulle eie taal met mekaar te praat op skerm.
 
Nureyev word briljant vertolk deur Oleg Ivenko, ’n solo-danser by die Jalil Tatar-balletteater, wat net genoeg jeugdige energie en talent in die rol plaas.  Regdeur die fliek word balletstukke foutloos opgevoer en is dit verteenwoordigend van die sukses wat hy bereik deur die verlede agter te laat vir ’n nuwe toekoms. Ivenko is ’n gesoute danser en die ondersteunende rolle, sluit die regte balletster en akteur, Sergei Polunin, in.
 
Fiennes speel self in die fliek as een van die mees onderskatte karakters (wat hy heeltemal in Russies vertol) - Alexander Pushkin, die beroemde dansmeester wat iets in Nureyev se passie raaksien. Pushkin se vrou, Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), stel ook baie belang in Nureyev en nooi hom na haar woonstel waar sy hom verlei.
 
In die fliek, reis die balletster na Parys saam met die Kirov-balletgeselskap. Daar raak hy bevriend met die Franse danser, Pierre Lacotte (Raphaël Personnaz), en die glanspersoonlikheid, Clara Saint (Adèle Exarchopoulos) – wat treur oor die dood van geliefde, wat ook die seun is van die Franse Minister van Kultuur, André Malraux.
 
Lys van teaters:
 
Ster-Kinekor:
 
Johannesburg:
Bedford Square
Cedar Square
Rosebank Nouveau
 
KZN:
Gateway
 
Pretoria:
Brooklyn Nouveau
 
Wes-Kaap:
Blue Route
Tygervallei
 
Nu-Metro:
 
Johannesburg:
Hyde Park
 
Wes-Kaap:
V&A Waterfront
 
Onafhanklike teaters:
 
Wes-Kaap:
Labia Orange Str.
 
Johannesburg:
Movies@Monte
 
 
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Film about ballet superstar, Rudolf Nureyev to open in South African cinemas this weekend!

From Rudolf Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad and his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s, THE WHITE CROW is the story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.
 
This film is an impressive, dance-heavy biopic that focuses on Nureyev’s childhood, training, and life-changing visit to Paris. The film is distributed by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd. and will be released nationwide on 14 June 2019
 
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BklqjGWxNMs
 
Elegantly scripted by playwright David Hare, the film is adapted from Julie Kavanagh’s biography of the legendary Russian ballet dancer, whom Fiennes first became obsessed with after reading Nureyev: The Life, almost twenty years ago. 
 
Known for performances that were sinewy and sensual, Nureyev inflamed Cold War tensions when he became one of the first megastars to defect from the Soviet Union in 1961. In THE WHITE CROW, director Ralph Fiennes tells the story of the ballet legend and his sensational escape to the west.
 
“It’s so dramatic and is about so many things. It has an interior personal dynamic, the drive for Nureyev to realise himself and the ruthlessness that goes with it. It’s also within the context of the ideological divide between east and west at the height of the Cold War”, Fiennes explains.
 
 “It was that character, that will that made him realise who he was an artist that really grabbed me,” adds Fiennes. “We wanted to make a film about somebody who was exceptional and who broke with convention.”
 
THE WHITE CROW is Fiennes’ third film as a director, following Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman. As a director, he shows the same alertness for telling details and rich characterisation that he does as an actor. In addition, authenticity is key to his work – he cast Russian dancers and actors and had them speak Russian to each other on screen.
 
Nureyev is brilliantly played by young Ukrainian Oleg Ivenko, a soloist at the Jalil Tatar Ballet Theatre, who brings just the right note of youthful energy and swagger to the role.  Throughout the film the ballet sequences are beautifully executed, and dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future. Ivenko is an accomplished performer and the supporting cast includes the real-life ballet star and actor, Sergei Polunin.
 
Fiennes himself plays the film’s most understated role (which he delivers entirely in Russian) – that of Alexander Pushkin, the famed dancer master who sees something in Nureyev’s passion. Pushkin’s wife, Xenia (Chulpan Khamatova), also takes a special interest in Nureyev, eventually inviting him into their private apartment, where she seduces the dancer.
 
The film sees a young Nureyev travel to Paris with the Kirov Ballet. There he befriends French dancer Pierre Lacotte (Raphaël Personnaz) and socialite Clara Saint (Adèle Exarchopoulos), who is mourning the death of her lover, who happens to be the son of André Malraux, France’s minister of cultural affairs — and a good ally to have when seeking political asylum.
 
List of cinemas:
 
Ster-Kinekor:
 
Johannesburg:
Bedford Square
Cedar Square
Rosebank Nouveau
 
KZN:
Gateway
 
Pretoria:
Brooklyn Nouveau
 
Western-Cape:
Blue Route
Tygervallei
 
Nu-Metro:
 
Johannesburg:
Hyde Park
 
Western-Cape:
V&A Waterfront
 
Independent cinemas:
 
Western-Cape:
Labia Orange Str.
 
Johannesburg:
Movies@Monte
 
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