Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Ralph Fiennes' Rudolf Nureyev Drama 'White Crow'

Magazine article Screen International

First Look at Ralph Fiennes' Rudolf Nureyev Drama 'White Crow'

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HanWay handles sales on ballet dancer drama.

Oleg ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow.

Screen can reveal a first look at Oleg Ivenko as acclaimed ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev in Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow.

The film has been shooting for two weeks in France and Russia at locations with important significance in Nureyev’s life such as the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris; the Louvre; Palais Garnier; and the Mariinsky Theatre.

The production has also been the first to be allowed access to Russia’s State Hermitage Museum since Russian Ark. Filming will continue until late October.

The White Crow was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (The Duchess) who will produce with Carolyn Marks Blackwood through Magnolia Mae Productions together with François Ivernel (The Queen) through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions.

Andrew Levitas (Lullaby) has now joined the project as producer and financier through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black, respectively.

Rose Garnett and Joe Oppenheimer of BBC Films are executive producers and HanWay Films are on board with financing and handling worldwide sales and distribution. …

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