Nureyev: From Russia with Love

2007   BBC Two/ PBS

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NOMINATED FOR FIPA 2008, BIARRITZ (PERFORMING ARTS DOCUMENTARY)

This psychological profile of the peerless Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, contains exclusive new footage of his early years with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad.  It also tells the story of his affair with a young East German dancer, Teja Kremke, and his subsequent defection to the West during the Kirov’s visit to Paris in 1961.

This film was made by BBC Classical Music, Television

FILM CREDITS

Narrator Kenneth Cranham
Dancer Sergey Polunin
Consultant Julie Kavanagh
Photography Jonathan Partridge
Sound Simon Farmer
Archive Research Alex Cowan, Jane Pritchard
Research Roman Gerasimov, Laurent Tabet, Dimitry Saltykovsky
Production Manager Charlotte Gazzard
Dubbing Mixer Andrew Sears
Colourist Michael Sanders
Executive Producer Peter Maniura
Film Editor Samuel Santana
Written and produced by John Bridcut

1 x 90'

REVIEWS

‘The prelude behind the Iron Curtain proves a mesmerising subject…  The material is of novelistic richness’ 

The New York Times

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