This site has limited support for your browser. We recommend switching to Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

Cart 0

Congratulations! Your order qualifies for free shipping You are $150 away from free shipping.
No more products available for purchase

Is this a gift?

TIFF prefers Visa.

NOTE: TIFF Members please make sure to use your year-round discount code at checkout to receive your discount.

Subtotal Free
View cart
Shipping, taxes, and discount codes are calculated at checkout

The Red Shoes

$26.50
Item is in stock Hurry, Only 1 Left! Item is out of stock Item is unavailable

Endlessly fascinating, dark and bright, The Red Shoes (1948) employs every branch of the cinematic arts to sweep the audience off its feet, invigorated by the transcendence of art itself, only to leave them with troubling questions. Representing the climax of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's celebrated run of six exceptional feature films, the film remains a beloved, if unsettling and often divisive, classic.

Pamela Hutchinson's study of the film examines its breathtaking use of Technicolor, music, choreography, editing and art direction at the zenith of Powell and Pressburger's capacity for 'composed cinema'. Through a close reading of key scenes, particularly the film's famous extended ballet sequence, she considers the unconventional use of ballet as uncanny spectacle and the feminist implications of the central story of female sacrifice.

Hutchinson goes on to consider the film's lasting and wide-reaching influence, tracing its impact on the film musical genre and horror cinema, with filmmakers such as Joanna Hogg, Sally Potter, Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma having cited the film as an inspiration.

Pamela Hutchinson is a writer, critic, film historian and curator based in the UK. Her previous publications include Pandora's Box (British Film Institute, 2020) and 30-Second Cinema (2019). She writes on early and silent film for Sight and Sound (including a monthly column), Criterion, Indicator, the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, Empire and Little White Lies.

Title: The Red Shoes

Format: Paperback

Product dimensions: 112 pages, 8" H x 6" W

Shipping dimensions: 112 pages, 8" H x 6" W

Published: October 5, 2023

Publisher: British Film Institute

Language: English

ISBN: 9781839026065


You may also like:

The Red Shoes

$26.50
FAQ

How much is shipping?

When checking out online you will be presented various shipping options with the exact shipping charge for each option, which is automatically calculated based on your shipping address.

Do you offer exchanges?

In the case of an exchange of an online order, the customer is responsible for all shipping charges from and to the customer's location. Please contact tiffshop@tiff.net prior to sending back any products.

What is your return policy?

All online orders are FINAL SALE. We offer an exchange-only policy for all non-sale, undamaged and unused goods within 14 days of purchase with the original receipt. See full policy here.

Do you offer any discounts?

Members receive 15% online and in-person at the TIFF Shop and up to 30% off on Member Shopping Days.

Shipping Info

Shipping

From Toronto directly to your door. We ship across Canada and around the world. 

Fulfillment

We process each order by hand. Please allow for a slight delay in order fulfillment. 

International Orders

International customers are responsible for any custom charges, duties, or taxes charged to them by their country.

About us


TIFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film.


Every purchase you make directly supports TIFF and helps us create a more informed and connected world through the power of film.


We’re dedicated to presenting the best of international and Canadian cinema and creating transformational experiences for film lovers and creators of all ages and backgrounds.