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The Red Shoes

'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 stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.

Year: 1948
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, Drama, Classic Drama, Cult Films / After Dark, Performing Arts, Film Festivals 1988, Nick's Favourites, Best of the 1940s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Dance on Film, Film Festivals 2010, Classic Cinema
Country: UK
Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Esmond Knight, Albert Basserman, Ludmilla Tcherina, Leonide Massine
Duration: 133 Minutes
Rating: PG
8.3/10
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