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The Red Shoes (PG)

A ballet star must choose between romance and her career in this iconic drama.

Moira Shearer stars as a rising ballet star who must choose between her romance with an idealistic composer (Marius Goring), and the demanding pursuit of her career, led by a relentless impresario (Anton Walbrook). 

Often voted as one of the greatest films of all time, The Red Shoes has a host of admirers from Martin Scorsese to Steven Spielberg. Featuring gorgeous technicolour and stunning choreography, it’s a spectacle that must be seen on the big screen.

Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

  • DIRECTOR: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger 
  • CAST: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey 
  • LANGUAGE: English 

CINEMA UNBOUND: THE CREATIVE WORLDS OF POWELL AND PRESSBURGER

Cinema Unbound is a fascinating new season that offers audiences the chance to see four acclaimed masterpieces from iconic British directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. 

Known as The Archers, the duo’s work encapsulates all that cinema can be, marrying wondrous technical filmmaking feats with achingly romantic emotional themes.