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The Red Shoes

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1948 | UK | 135 min |35mm|PG
In English and French with English Subtitles

It’s the second day of the week and your feet are probably itching to go somewhere after a long day of work or school. So why not do something different? Head on over to Singapore’s National Museum to watch The Red Shoes!

A programme of the National Museum Cinematheque’s World Cinema Series, it features a monthly screening of works by the boldest and most inventive auteurs in the history of cinema. Screenings have ranged from cult classics and silent era films to new wave movements from around the world to introduce the brilliance of the art of cinema.

The Red Shoes (one of Scorsese’s favourites; which has been recently restored) has been touted as one of the most spectacular Technicolor films in history. Created by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, the story is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a young girl who cannot stop thinking about her red dancing shoes.

The breathtaking and talented young dancer, Victoria Page comes to join the famous Lermontov Company. The director, Boris Lermontov knows she has the potential to become the world’s greatest ballerina and is utterly demanding in terms of discipline and dedication. She reaches stardom in ‘The Res Shoes’ ballet dancing to music by Julian Craster, whom she inexplicably falls in love with.

Victoria is then caught between the pure devotion she has for her beloved art form and the passion she holds for Julian, the musician. Tormented, shaken and confused, Victoria is in danger of dancing to her death.

This beloved classic offers startling performances and brilliant cinematorgraphy by Jack Cardiff and features Oscar-winning sets and music. The Red Shoes is one of Britain’s best and unforgettable films that paid tribute to the life of the artist.

9 November
Gallery Theatre, Basement
$8 / $6.40, Concession
Prices exclusive of SISTIC Fee
Free admission for Singapore Film Society members.
This is supported by the British Council

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