The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann
Review: A poet who reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past. These three women are a mechanical performing doll; a Venetian courtesan and a consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.
Director: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Actors: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville and Ludmilla Tcherina
Year: 1951
Genre: Classics, Fantasy and Musical
Conclusion: 4/5
A brilliant forgotten gem that has just been restored and bought back to circulation.  One of the most popular operas ever to be made. Amazing that such an early film as this is in color. At the Cannes Film Awards in 1951 this won a special award for the transposition of a musical work into a film. One film critic wrote about this film ‘Enchanting, Disturbing and Electrifying’.  Incredibly imaginative and creative. This is a must see film!!


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