Red Shoes

The village dance has begun, the skirts are spinning and feet are stamping to the rhythm of the dance. However, Róza hasn’t been invited to dance with anyone just yet. All of a sudden an unknown stranger appears, inviting Róza to dance, giving her a pair of red shoes. Thanks to them, Róza starts to dance, wildly and with great passion, quickly becoming the center of attention. Soon after she realizes that she can't control the shoes, the shoes are controlling her… It is a story of desire, which swiftly turns into obsession. Inspired by old European folk tales, the film was created by using a unique technique of animation of painting-on-glass. Film contains elements of romanticism and Slavic folklore.

Director Biography

Anna Paděrová was born in 1996 in Brno, Czechia, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration in High School of Art and Design. Currently, she is studying Animation in Film and TV Academy in Prague (FAMU). In 2017, she collaborated with directors Lucie Sunková and Florence Miailhe and got to learn the technique of animating oil paint on glass.


Anna Paděrová


Dutch premiere


Czech Republic


No Dialogue





States of Mind

Friday, 10 June 18:15 - 19:50 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.
Saturday, 11 June 11:15 - 12:45 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Red Shoes
Anna Paděrová, 14
2. In seiner Gnade
Christoph Büttner, 12
3. Inherent
Nicolai G.H. Johansen, 16
4. The Fog
Ziyoo Hwang, 6
5. Anxious Body
Yoriko MIZUSHIRI, 6 min.
6. Criatura
María Silvia Esteve, 15
7. Girl in the Water
Shi-Rou Huang, 7
8. Man Or Tree
Varun Raman, Tom Hancock, 4 min.