Tales of Hoffmann (PG)
UK/1951/138mins/PG. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchérina
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Tales of Hoffmann
A glorious restoration with previously unseen footage offers breathtaking testimony of the dazzling visual imagination and boundless artistic daring of Powell and Pressburger. The Oscar-nominated adaptation of Offenbach’s opera is a feverish swirl of colour and intense emotion as the poet Hoffmann recalls the three great loves of his life and how unbearable sadness inspires the most sublime artistry.
+ Introduction from WNO Dramaturg Sophie Rashbrook at both screenings.