A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
In a blazing manifesto for The Archers production company, dance, music, design and ‘high style’ combine in ‘total cinema’. Ballet dancer Vicky (Moira Shearer) achieves stardom under impresario Boris Lermontov (Anton Walbrook), but at what cost?
Screening as part of Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger. This autumn, we are brining an exciting new UK-wide project from the British Film Institute (BFI) to Gulbenkian. The project celebrates legendary screen writer-producer-director team Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Of which, Michael Powell is originally from Bekesbourne, in the Canterbury district!
Powell and Pressburger produced a body of work at once daringly subversive, breathtakingly inventive and passionately romantic.
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