Nijinsky
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The deeper, broader issues behind the rise and fall of one of the world's greatest ballet dancers and choreographers, Vaslav Nijinksy (1888-1950), is not at the fulcrum of this two-hour British biographical drama. Director Herbert Ross and screenwriter Hugh Wheeler base the film on Nijinsky's diaries and his wife's book Nijinsky but what they portray are the years between 1912-1913 and Nijinsky's affair with Sergei Diaghliev, his mentor and the impresario and founder of Ballets Russes. With the life of the great man (played by dancer George de la Pena) explained via the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... this unorthodox documentary works for those who have a sensitivity to the artist and to his struggles against such a cold and indifferent world."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's arty to a fault and also a complete mess, the kind of thing that could make even the staunchest aesthete yearn for a Hollywood action flick."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A bold and imaginatively realized profile of a defiant artist slowly sinking into madness."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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