....The Archers-a UK production company now defunct- take on Art with a capital A: Æstheticism as a life-philosophy, Sergei Pavlovich Dyagilev and the Ballets Russes. And it works: a magnificent, moving film, not just about ballet but Art as a vocation, a religion. It is a Romantic-Æsthetic epiphany. Remarkably for a film of this era, the hero is a wise, dignified, elegant, inspiring, 50-ish gay man, courageously played by a gay actor (...)
This masterpiece has been restored to a pristine quality 35mm print thanks to the love and dedication of Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell and Martin Scorcese among others.
Go see it!
Then you are going to understand the difference between garbage like "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY" and real cinematic pleasure like "THE RED SHOES".