• Directed by: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
  • Cast: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1948
  • Duration: 135min
  • Certificate: PG
  • Type: Film

When she is cast as the prima ballerina in a new work entitled ‘The Red Shoes’, eager young dancer Victoria Page is driven to breaking point and beyond by the charismatic but obsessive impresario Boris Lermontov. Powell and Pressburger, aided by Brian Easdale’s score and Jack Cardiff’s sumptuous Technicolor photography, create an atmospheric piece of cinema that is as sinister as it is magical. –BFI

Screening on Friday 8 December as part of Everything But the Kitchen Sink - a season of films exploring Powell & Pressburger’s influence on British cinema

“A film that I am continually and obsessively drawn to… it seems to cast a spell on you”

Martin Scorsese
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