The Red Shoes Returns


“Why do you want to dance?” “Why do you want to live?” Powell and Pressburger’s dance masterpiece The Red Shoes is back in cinemas this Christmas, To whet your appetite, here’s a splendid New York Times piece by Manohla Dargis about the film and its context, and here’s Powell and Pressburger biographer Ian Christie on the movie’s restoration.


One thought on “The Red Shoes Returns

  1. Have to admit, I’m tremendously excited to see this on the big screen. It’s Powell/Pressburger on the top of their game. But I think the real thrill is going to Jack Cardiff’s cinematography — his use of light an composition — in a spanking-new print. So thanks for the links, Jonathan. Can’t wait.

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