We all know that Avengers: End Game is going to be huge. Every single person knows this. Truth be told, this is probably the reason why most producers hold back on releasing their films during this period. After all, the pressure of the competition is too much. Of course, not everyone is intimidated by how gargantuan Avengers is. In fact, they’d rather release their films on a day they want to; take for example White Crow.

To be honest, I was thinking about how it would par in comparison to Avengers: Endgame. However, if you’re familiar with the film, you’d understand why they don’t really feel threatened at all. Sure, the White Crow film release won’t be garnering the attention that Avengers: Endgame will have but it will also have a right of its own. Its plot, despite its mystique movie title, differs so much from the latter. The story the film depicts definitely warrants a movie buff’s interest.


White Crow film release

Ralph Fiennes (left) and Oleg Ivenko (right) in The White Crow (2018) | © IMDb


The White Crow is a film that takes inspiration from the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. The story revolves around a famous dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961 despite efforts to stop him. Although the narrative sounds like it is bouncing all over the place, the story has a great premise and looks like a classy piece of art. It looks passionate and, as complicated as it looks at first, it is a carefully constructed movie. If you are into ballet, then this movie is for you. It is graceful and it builds momentum. The filming itself shows the beautiful depth of this movie.

Its cast introduces Oleg Ivenko, a Ukrainian dancer, as Rudolf Nureyev – this is his acting debut. Ralph Fiennes, who also plays the role of Alexander Pushkin in the movie, directs the film while David Hare pens its script. Sony Pictures Classics backs this film which will have its theatrical release this April 26, 2019.