The 75th anniversary of an undisputed masterpiece of British cinema. Powell and Pressburger’s visually ravishing fantasia about a young ballerina caught between her desire to dance and her yearning for love.
Classic Season: Powell & Pressburger
For December’s classic season, we’re exploring some of the films crafted by iconic filmmaking duo, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Hailing from the golden age of British cinema, Powell & Pressburger have left an indelible mark on the world of filmmaking, elevating it to new heights with their distinctive visual style, profound narratives, and unparalleled innovation.
This season includes the BFI’s 75th anniversary re-release of their dazzling masterwork The Red Shoes, and a brand new 4K restoration of stunning romance I Know Where I’m Going!
The Red Shoes
Sunday 10 December 3pm
Monday 11 December 6pm
Wednesday 13 December 8.30pm
Sunday 17 December 3pm
Monday 18 December 6.15pm
A Matter of Life and Death
Tuesday 26 December 3pm
Thursday 28 December 5.30pm
I Know Where I’m Going!
Friday 29 December 8.45pm
Tuesday 2 January 6.15pm
Thursday 4 January 4pm
Use the film links underneath to find out more info and to book your tickets.
A group of nuns face their inner demons as desires clash with religious duty in Powell and Pressburger’s exquisitely shot, psychosexual melodrama set deep in the wilderness of the Himalayan mountains.
A British WWII pilot falls in love with an American radio operator while cheating death. Powell and Pressburger’s stylish melodrama unfolds as a richly humanistic journey through time and space.
Set against the backdrop of the windswept Scottish Hebrides, Powell and Pressburger’s passionately romantic and feminist masterwork is back on the big screen, newly restored to 4K courtesy of the BFI.
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!