Scorsese to introduce Red Shoes at Cannes
The cleaned-up version of the beloved 1948 masterpiece will premiere in Cannes on 15 May (09).
The film has undergone an extensive two-year digital restoration by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation, in association with the British Film Institute and ITV Global Entertainment Ltd and Janus Films.
The restoration was funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Film Foundation and the Louis B. Mayer Foundation.
Scorsese, the founder of The Film Foundation, jumped at the chance to be a part of the new screening, stating, "Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger created a vision in The Red Shoes, one that has never really been matched.
"There's no question that it's one of the most beautiful colour films ever made, and one of the truest to the experience of the artist, the joy and pain of devoting yourself to a life of creation."
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