World Cinema Series - The Red Shoes
||The Red Shoes by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
||9 November 2010 (Tuesday), 7.30 pm
||National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
93 Stamford Road
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
The Red Shoes
Dir: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
1948 | UK | 135 min | 35mm | PG
In English and French with English subtitles
The Red Shoes is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama and one of the most glorious Technicolor feasts ever concocted for the screen. The story is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale about a young girl who cannot stop thinking about her red dancing shoes.
Talented young dancer Victoria Page joins the greatest ballerinas in the world at the famous Lermontov Company, headed by Boris Lermontov, who is certain that Page will become successful and demands absolute dedication from her. Page reaches stardom in ‘The Red Shoes’ ballet when she danced to the music composed by young musician Julian Craster. Irresistibly, she finds herself caught in between two loves – the passion that has brought her close to Julian, and her devotion to the art of ballet and its jealous master, Lermontov. The three of them are shaken by the torment that is echoed in the story of their new ballet and Victoria is in danger of dancing to her death.