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
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Apr 19-2175$6,362-5-$1,272$6,3621
Apr 19-22
Easter wknd
Apr 26-2881$2,677-57.9%8+3$334$30,1072
May 3-573$4,669+74.4%5-3$933$42,0973
May 10-1281$1,760-62.3%2-3$880$48,0974
May 17-1967$4,835+174.7%1-1$4,835$51,1725
May 24-2667$4,801-0.7%3+2$1,600$67,3216
May 31-Jun 270$3,508-26.9%6+3$584$80,8507
Jun 7-953$8,516+142.8%12+6$709$102,2768
Jun 14-1655$6,830-19.8%5-7$1,366$120,2259
Jun 21-2373$2,676-60.8%2-3$1,338$128,23510
Jun 28-3070$3,206+19.8%1-1$3,206$135,26411
Jul 5-787$1,013-68.4%3+2$337$140,10912
Jul 12-1480$1,744+72.2%2-1$872$143,70813
Jul 19-2173$2,058+18%2-$1,029$154,67914
Jul 26-2859$3,236+57.2%1-1$3,236$162,11715
Aug 2-488$482-85.1%2+1$241$165,20316