Monday
11
Nov
7.15pm
Back Tales of Hoffman
 
Mon
11
Nov
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Monday, 11 November 2019 at 7.15pm
Music
  • Fantasy, Music, Musical
  • 1951
  • France
  • Colour
  • 133 mins.
 

Powell and Pressburger classic, based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by film making legends as diverse as Cecil B. DeMille, Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero. A film of pure, dreamlike strangeness.

Director:

 
Powell and Pressburger

Cinematographer:

 
Chrisopher Challis

Screenplay:

 
Powell and Pressburger

Cast:

 
Moira Shearer Ludmilla Tcherina Ann Ayers Pamela Brown Robert Helpmann

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