Ralph Fiennes and Oleg Ivenko’s favourite moments filming The White Crow

Oleg Ivenko and Ralph Fiennes tell us about working on The White Crow

From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever.

Starring Oleg Ivenko in a remarkable performance as Rudolf Nureyev, alongside Ralph Fiennes as his mentor Pushkin, plus Louis Hofmann and Adèle Exarchopoulos, The White Crow is already receiving widespread acclaim.

We sat down with Oleg and Ralph and talked about the work and inspirations behind the movie, challenges and preparations for the role of Nureyev.