The Red Shoes

Co-presented with The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Martin Scorsese, that is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. Montclair resident Margaret Bodde serves as its executive director. The festival is proud to present this classic work restored with support from The Film Foundation.

Cited by Martin Scorsese as ”one of the most beautiful color films ever made,” The Red Shoes is a riveting backstage drama that unfolds in glorious Technicolor. Moira Shearer is a rising star ballerina torn between love and her desire to dance. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, the film features a breathtakingly dazzling ballet sequence that provided inspiration for “An American in Paris” and many other Hollywood musicals.

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