Not Rated - Classic, Drama, Musical
Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell
Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring
Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson
“Blending impressionist art and expressionist film, blurring the barriers between theatre and cinema, body and camera, reality and dream, drawing equally on the avant-garde and the classical.”
- Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
“The film is voluptuous in its beauty and passionate in its storytelling. You don't watch it, you bathe in it.”
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
THE RED SHOES, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection.
Featuring outstanding performances, blazingly beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic, now dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.