Nureyev: Lifting the Curtain

This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev. From his birth in the 5th class carriage of a trans-Siberian train, to his dramatic leap to freedom in the West at the height of the Cold War, and unprecedented adulation as the most famous dancer in the world. The film highlights Nureyev's unlikely yet legendary partnership with Margot Fonteyn and charts his meteoric rise to the status of global cultural phenomenon. Nureyev's life plays out like the sweeping plot of a classic Russian novel. His story is Russia's story. Blending never-before-seen footage, with an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski and spellbinding newly choreographed dance tableaux directed by Royal Ballet alumnus, Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other. This is a portrayal as unique as the man himself. There will never be another Nureyev.


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Summary Details
DistributorCineLife Entertainment
5 theaters
Running Time1 hr 49 min
In Release273 days/39 weeks
Widest Release18 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Apr 23, 2019Tuesday27$12,549+128%-18$697$24,4145
Apr 29, 2019Monday31$3,507+294.9%-36.3%6$584$33,61411
Apr 22, 2019Monday40$5,503+110.4%-4$1,375$11,8654
Apr 30, 2019Tuesday43$2,773-20.9%-77.9%6$462$36,38712
May 2, 2019Thursday49$534+5.1%+101.5%3$178$37,42914
Aug 2, 2019Friday49$482--2$241$165,203106
Apr 24, 2019Wednesday50$2,751-78.1%-6$458$27,1656
Apr 27, 2019Saturday50$1,440+312.6%+1.8%8$180$29,2199
Apr 28, 2019Sunday51$888-38.3%-66.1%8$111$30,10710
May 1, 2019Wednesday51$508-81.7%-81.5%7$72$36,89513
Apr 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
Apr 19, 2019Friday55$2,332--4$583$2,3321
Apr 26, 2019Friday55$349+31.7%-85%3$116$27,7798
Apr 20, 2019Saturday58$1,414-39.4%-6$235$3,7462
Apr 25, 2019Thursday58$265-90.4%-3$88$27,4307