Run time: 133 mins
This is an extraordinarily beautiful film about romance and artistic obsession starring red-haired (and shod) ballet star Moira Shearer. Anton Walbrook the impresario who believes marriage is a fatal attraction for a ballerina, while Marius Goring is the poetic composer in love with, and married to, the flawlessly flawed ballerina
“There are some films everyone with an interest in cinema should see. Not just because they are considered classics, but because they are so immaculately executed on every level, so pure of intent and delivery, that they can reaffirm your faith in the entire medium.The Red Shoes is one such rare film even to call it a movie seems undignified.” (Guardian)
This 1948 Powell & Pressburger masterpiece launches into the world of ballet, instantly making you forget any misgivings you may have about men in tights prancing around. We’re hit with characters who might breathe the rarefied air of highfalutin’, fancy-pants cultural circles, but are instantly painted as real people with real failings, talents and ultimately destructive desires.
. “Superbly florid but controlled direction from Powell and unequalled Technicolor photography from Jack Cardiff, make the superb masterpiece it is.” (Standard) Come for the dance. Come as a family, but don’t miss.