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4,295 Ratings

The Red Shoes

United Kingdom, 1948
Drama, Romance, Music
  • English
  • English, French, German


This grand Technicolor feature follows a gifted ballerina named Victoria Page who is forced to choose between ascending the ranks in her career and her feelings for a young composer.

Our take

Dazzling, rapturous, unforgettable—this is what such adjectives should be saved for. A sack of Technicolor wonders awaiting your discovery, Powell & Pressburger’s musical masterpiece is an essential landmark (its biggest fan: Martin Scorsese!) and a timeless elegy to life as an artist.

The Red Shoes Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1949 | 2 wins including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color

1949 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

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