The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes  (  1948  ): Michael Powell directed one of the most beautiful films of all time. Starring Moira Shearer, The Red Shoes is a film that follows the life of a ballerina. Taken from the classic story of the same name by Hans Christian Anderson, this movie shines from beginning to end.

Vicky Page (Shearer) has a strong love for dance. After being discovered she is taken under the wing of Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook). Meeting several of the students and learning a few things about ballet. When she performs in Swan Lake, Lermontov decides to give her a boost up with the lead role in The Red Shoes. Yet, not all is well for Vicky as Lermontov and composer Julian both develop feelings for her. She ends up having feelings for both of them as well. This leads to Vicky being torn between both men and her love for dance. Struggling to choose one, she finds herself being driven to tragedy.

The Red Shoes premiered in 1948 to enamor audiences. A young girl with a love for dance struggles to make a decision that could change her life became one of the most beloved tales of all time. Michael Powell, who directed this classic, passed away on February 19, 1990. His legacy lives on with The Red Shoes as well as other films that he has made.


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