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THE WHITE CROW (2019)
Starring Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Louis Hofmann, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Zach Avery and Yves Heck. Directed by Ralph Fiennes.

A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an aeroplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union. Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behaviour and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint. When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.
DENIAL (2017)
Starring Rachel Weisz, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall and Tom Wilkinson. Directed by Mick Jackson.

In the 1990s, an impassioned and articulate American Professor, Deborah Lipstadt publishes a book, 'Denying The Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory'. Soon after, a prominent 'denier' referenced in Lipstadt's work, David Irving, sues her for defamation. Suddenly, under the rule of the English legal system, Lipstadt must prove that the Holocaust occurred in order to discredit Irving and clear her name. She is matched with a brilliant but eccentric barrister, Richard Rampton and the exceptionally smart lawyer Anthony Julius, who ask Deborah to buy into a unique and daring strategy - remain silent. Neither Deborah nor a single Holocaust survivor is to take the stand during their defense, thereby avoiding any possibility of emotional bias.
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