The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, UK, 1948)

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The movie that plays in my heart.
— Martin Scorsese

A young ballerina is made to choose between art and love in Powell and Pressburger's ingenious retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale (in which a young girl dances herself to death). Not only Powell & Pressburger's greatest achievement but also one of the greatest films ever made.