Eyes turner to Russia these days, what a fascinating country!
There, a good story by James Goldman and Eric Hughes was transformed in a beautiful movie by American director Taylor Hackford. Set in Siberia and Leningrad, White Nights (1985) is a delightful drama that mixed cinema and performing arts, at the perigee of the Cold War. The cast has names like Gregory Hines, Helen Mirren, Jerzy Skolimowski, Isabella Rossellini and John Glover. However, everything becomes easier when you can count on the greatest dancer the world has ever seen: Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko, in a role imortalized by Mikhail Baryshnikov.