…….life rushes by, but the Red Shoes go on.”
So says Boris Lermontov, played by Anton Walbrook in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s masterpiece (well, one of their masterpieces). And apparently he was right. The shoes worn by Moira Shearer in the climactic dance sequence are on display at the British Film Institute’s Southbank Gallery in London but only until Dec. 30th it seems.
If you’ve never seen The Red Shoes you really should, even if you care not about ballet, dancers, Russians or redheads. Actually the only reason not to watch it is if you don’t like movies.