There are few better ways to celebrate this year’s Technicolor centennial than with Powell and Pressburger’s lush interpretation of Offenbach’s 1881 opera, The Tales of Hoffmann. A tour-de-force of dance, music, color, and pioneering special effects, the story unfolds in three tales and follows a poet’s fantastic and romantic adventures. The cast includes Moira Shearer, the ballerina from The Red Shoes. This stunning, new 4K restoration was made possible by a partnership that includes The Film Foundation and the British Film Institute, and was supervised by Martin Scorsese’s longtime editor (and Michael Powell’s widow), Thelma Schoonmaker.

Community Partners: Houston Grand Opera, Houston Cinema Arts Society


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Director
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Released
1951
Country
UK
Running Time
128 minutes
Format
DCP, Color
Website
http://www.rialtopictures.com/hoffmann.html