This movie will be enjoyed by Ken Russell fans only. However, despite the slow pace and over-the-top theatrics -- the film has some pop-culturally significant moments. The now iconic Rudolf Nureyev is captured in all of his beauty and glory. And, it is interesting to see Leslie Caron as Nazimova. Peter Suschitzky served as cinematographer and he does some great early work here. However, by the time this long film comes to its end, you are likely to feel more than a bit cheated of the over two hours the film stole from your life.