The Red Shoes

Date and time
Wed 13th March 2024 at 2:30pm
mild threat, brief bloody images

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Audience Reaction: 87.5%

1948 (UK) ( Drama, Music, Romance )

Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer

Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

The Red Shoes is hailed as a cinematic masterpiece for its innovative film making, compelling narrative, and breathtaking ballet sequences. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, the film tells the story of a young ballerina torn between her love for dance and her romantic relationship. It showcases stunning cinematography, vibrant Technicolor visuals, and complex characters grappling with ambition and passion. The film’s ballet sequences, choreographed by Robert Helpmann, are visually captivating and emotionally resonant.

The Red Shoes received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, winning two Academy Awards and influencing subsequent filmmakers and artists. Its exploration of the sacrifices individuals make in pursuit of their dreams and the consequences of prioritizing career over personal relationships continues to resonate with audiences, cementing its status as a classic of world cinema.

(2hr 15 min)