The Red Shoes
One of the most gorgeous Technicolor creations ever to grace the silver screen, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Red Shoes is one of the few films that truly earns its masterpiece status. Victoria Page (the ravishing Moira Shearer) is a preternaturally gifted ballerina newly taken on by a successful ballet company. The company’s tyrannical director, Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), works Victoria to the bone, accepting nothing short of perfection. When Victoria falls in love with young composer Julian (Marius Goring), her dedication to her art is called into question. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale of the same name, the film’s stunning 14-minute ballet sequence is one of the most glorious of its kind.
Why You Should See This Film
Often counted among the greatest films of all time by many filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma and Spike Lee, this is perhaps the film that best expresses the agony and ecstasy of creative endeavours. Newly restored back to its original glory, don’t miss the rare opportunity to witness this marvel on the big screen.
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- Year: 1948
- Rating: G
- Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
- Duration: 133 minutes
- Language: English, French, Russian