The Red Shoes

classified PG

'Color by Technicolor'


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2023

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer
135 mins, 1948, UK
Primary language
“It’s hard to think of many films that match The Red Shoes for ferocity and passion, since in every costume, set, and streak of grease paint there is desire...This film taught me to love melodrama, and to understand ‘camp’ in new and complex ways.”Rebecca Harrison

Young ballerina Victoria Page finds herself torn between the demands of love and art.

Impresario Lermontov drives Victoria to breaking point when she's cast in his ballet.

The film has proved an inspiration to filmmakers and dancers alike. For its writer-directors, it was a triumphant attempt to create a film in which music plays a central role. It demanded expressive intensity in every detail of its design and performance. And it went on to win Oscars® for both art direction and music.

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