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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

The Red Shoes


A great, international triumph for The Archers and recipient of two Academy Awards. The Red Shoes is a mind-blowing story about the power of art, but also about the fact that the desire for perfection comes at a high price. The film, which is at the same time pulsating with colour and a dark energy, was the crowning achievement after the series of masterpieces made by Powell & Pressburger in the 1940s. It’s also the purest essence of their style and the realization of their idea of merging the arts. The main protagonist is a young dancer Vicky (an unforgettable Moira Shearer), who has the opportunity to join a world-renown ballet group led by the charismatic Lermontov (Anton Walbrook). The heart of the movie is a long sequence of ballet by the same title, which was an inspiration for American musicals of the 1950s, such as An American in Paris. Yet nobody could match the grandeur of The Red Shoes. Who could rival the determination that Vicky shows when, asked by Lermontov why she wants to dance, she answers: ‘Why do you want to live?’.

Sebastian Smoliński

Restored in 4K in 2009 by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in association with the BFI, The Film Foundation, ITV Global Entertainment Ltd., and Janus Films. Restoration funding provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Film Foundation, and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation.

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DATE

April 12, 2024

TIME

5:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Muranów Gerard

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 14, 2024

TIME

4:00 PM

VENUE

Kino Iluzjon Stolica

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

The Red Shoes

ORIGINAL TITLE

The Red Shoes

LANGUAGE

English

SUBTITLES

Polish

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

135 min

YEAR

1948

COUNTRY

SALES

Park Circus

TRIGGER WARNING

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PRODUCER

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

PRODUCTION

The Archers

CAST

Anton Walbrook, Moira Shearer, Marius Goring, Robert Helpmann

SCREENPLAY

Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jack Cardiff (colour)

EDITING

Reginald Mills

SCORE

Brian Easdale

COSTUME DESIGN

Hein Heckroth

ART DIRECTION

Hein Heckroth, Arthur Lawson

DECADE

AWARDS

#67 on the list of The Greatest Films of All Time by “Sight & Sound” (2022), Academy Awards for art design (Hein Heckroth, Arhur Lawson) and score (Brian Easdale), BFI Top 100 British films (1999)

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