The Red ShoesUK | 1948 | 133 min. | Not Rated | Drama
Wednesday April 17, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center
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.
"...there has never been a picture in which the ballet and its special, magic world have been so beautifully and dreamily presented..."
--Bosley Crowther, The New York Times (1948 Review)
"...a hallucinatory landscape, a world of the unconscious, creating flamboyant, cartoon-like images, dreamy and unnerving..."
--Andrew Moor, The Criterion Collection
Winner of the 1949 Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Music