World Cinema Classics

THE RED SHOES

Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

UK, 1948, 2h 14min, DCP

World Cinema Classics

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

General Public
$11.25 evening / $9 matinee

$3 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

This Powell And Pressburger classic is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and winner of two Oscars. It focuses on Vicky, a young ballerina starring in a ballet The Red Shoes. Like her character in the ballet, she is irresistibly drawn to dancing. Her life becomes split between her simple human passion and artistic devotion to her profession. The film contains ballet sequences of stylistic mastery, and is visually one of the most innovative and beautiful works of cinema ever created.

REVIEWS

The film is voluptuous in its beauty and passionate in its storytelling. You don’t watch it, you bathe in it.” -Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com

Incorporating echoes of the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale that gives the film its name, Powell and Pressburger include visionary flashes of surrealism and magic realism.“-Stephen Dalton, Times (UK)

 

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