The Red Shoes
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL POWELL & EMERIC PRESSBURGER
CAST: MORIA SHEARER, ANTON WALBROOK, MARIUS GORING
Dancer Moira Shearer must make up her mind between domestic contentment and the vicissitudes of pursuing artistic excellence in Powell and Pressburger’s brilliant backstage drama, with her “suitors” represented by young, doting composer Marius Goring and imperious impresario Anton Walbrook. A ravishing fantasia that has enchanted generations of moviegoers with its stunning stylistics and dramatic inquiry into the difficult relationship between life and art, all coming to a head with its famous 14-minute ballet climax.