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Restored & Unseen: The Red Shoes

Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell / GB, 1948 / 133 min.

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger came up with a flamboyant Technicolor adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale of the same name. The two set the story about a ballerina who must choose between career and romance against the backdrop of Sergei Diaghilev’s celebrated Ballets Russes.

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Director

Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

Production year

1948

Country

GB

Original title

Restored & Unseen: The Red Shoes

Length

133 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Restored & Unseen

At last, a chance to see that Italian classic that’s been on the list for so long? Or relish that wonderful restoration of Blue Movie, the Netherlands’ most talked-about nude film of the seventies, when the Bijlmer district was still a sexual paradise? Restored & Unseen is a biweekly programme featuring classics and recent restorations, with introductions by experts.

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