We finish our series of Sunday matinees at Silver Screen with Powell and Pressburger’s Oscar-winning classic fantasy melodrama. A young ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art when her magic shoes compel her to dance. Spellbinding, disturbing, breathtaking!
This film will have a short introduction and is screening as part of the Powell + Pressburger film season taking place from October to December across venues in Folkestone. Find out more at PPFolkestone.co.uk.
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer
Drama, Music, Romance
UK • 1948 • 135 mins
In her pursuit to become a prima ballerina, young ballet dancer Victoria Page is torn between the man she loves and the demands of her art. Cast as the lead in the Ballet of the Red Shoes, she falls in love with the young composer but is then driven to breaking point by Russian impresario Boris Lermontov, who has become obsessed with her
Taking place from October – December 2023, Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger is a UK-wide film celebration of one of the greatest and most enduring filmmaking partnerships in the history of cinema: Michael Powell (1905 to 1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902 to 1988), best known for iconic films including The Red Shoes (1948), A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and Black Narcissus
Powell + Pressburger is showing at the Silver Screen Cinema with support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.