The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky

Very much a labour of love, Cox explores Nijinsky's art, thoughts and life by juxtaposing excerpts from his diaries (read by Derek Jacobi) with archive footage, shots of people prancing about, and more lyrical takes of the natural landscape. There are some luscious images here, but it's otherwise pretty turgid stuff, low on momentum, high on pretension - Nijinsky's as much as Cox's - and rather too fey for its own good.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul Cox
Screenwriter: Paul Cox
Cast: Delia Silvan
Chris Haywood
Hans Sonneveld
Oliver Streeton
Jillian Smith
Kevin Kucas
David Gallasch
Derek Jacobi