Nijinsky Poster

Release Date: 1980

R|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
Russian ballet star Vaslav Nijinsky (George De La Pena) has a scandalous affair with impresario Sergei Diaghilev (Alan Bates) and goes mad.

Cast: Alan Bates, George De La Pena, Leslie Browne, Ronald Pickup, Alan Badel, Colin Blakely, Ronald Lacey, Carla Fracci

Director: Herbert Ross

Genres: Biography

Ratings & Reviews

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  • You will either be in sympathy with it, or not. Much depends on what you bring into the theater. It is possible that those who know most about Nijinsky will be most baffled, because this is not a film about knowing, but about feeling. show more

  • Fans of Nijinsky will savor every minute of Cox's work. Those unfamiliar with Nijinsky but who are curious enough to see this film may find themselves frustrated by its nontraditional documentary style. show more

  • You don't need to have seen a lot of art films to love The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky. All it takes is compassionate curiosity and perhaps some lingering memory of the world as a child experiences it. show more

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