Our Kind of Traitor
A dozen ballerinas pirouette across the stage of Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet. A muscular male dancer (Carlos Acosta) glides between them. He is exquisite, an arresting vision of masculinity. A glorious leap brings the performance to a close and the audience erupts into applause so loud it sounds like gunfire. As the curtain falls, a group of smart women exit quickly from their ornate box make their way through a maze of corridors lined with pictures of Russia’s cultural icons to a backstage room. There are champagne and canapés for the women, who include Olga (Dolya Gavanski) and her 18 year-old daughter Anna (Maria Fomina). Olga’s husband Misha (Rasha Bukvic) signs a sheaf of papers, hands them over to Nicolas Petrov, known as the ‘Prince’ (Grigoriy Dobrygin) and his consigliore, Emilio Del Oro (Velibor Topić), and in thanking him is given an ornate and historic gun. Later that evening the family drive away, giddy with relief, heading for a longed-for reunion with Anna’s younger twin sisters. But what looks like a routine checkpoint on the edge of a glittering, snow-covered forest, turns out to be a cold-blooded assassination and the fleeing family are quickly and clinically gunned down.
This is the opening of BAFTA-winning director Susanna White’s film adaptation of John Le Carre’s Our Kind of Traitor, for release in May – a spy thriller portraying the tortuous journey of a young couple, whose encounter with a mysterious Russian millionaire take them to the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain’s intelligence establishment.
We are very thrilled to work with Suzanna White on the release of her new film