THE RED SHOES
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Run Time: 133 min. Release Year: 1948
Starring: Adolf Wohlbrück, Léonide Massine, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann
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, dazzlingly restored, stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.