Monday, 23 November 2009

Red Shoes Dance Again

Thanks to the help of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, the 1948 masterpiece from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger has been given a new life.  The original film footage was nearly destroyed from years of neglect and only a few reels remained.  A huge success for its time (except in Britain amazingly enough), it created legions of fans year after year, fifty year on, it still is one of the most influential films ever. Even Tim Walker praises the film with being one of the greatest influences in his life and work.

Luckily, it will be showing at  London BFI Southbank, digitally remastered for all to see! Highly recommended. It's extremely beautiful but the story is a little disturbing!

The Red Shoes
25 - 31 Dec 2009 Sun 3:10 PM; Sun - Wed 5:45 PM, 8:20 PM; Wed 2:20 PM

Review on The New York Times website:

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