Under the electric stars of Paris’s Red Windmill, a poet (Ewan McGregor) and a courtesan (Nicole Kidman) fall in love.
‘In this movie there are more volatile or seductive shades of red than even Toulouse-Lautrec might have dreamed of. Few films since the gorgeous dreamscapes of the old Technicolor process, in which the dye was printed right on the stock, have cajoled as much out of a single color as Mr Luhrmann has out of red in Moulin Rouge!.’ – Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
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The red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman during the production of Moulin Rouge!, a production image of Kidman in character as ‘Satine’, and a range of behind-the-scenes images feature in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.