The Tales of Hoffmann


Film rated as: U


136 mins


Powell and Pressburger’s vivid, operatic masterpiece, The Tales of Hoffman, tells the story of the loves and losses of unlucky student Hoffman. Despite dividing critics upon its release, the picture nevertheless won the Silver Bear at Berlin. Powell and Pressburger also gained the approval of Cecil B. DeMille, who declared, ‘For the first time in my life I was treated to Grand Opera where the beauty, power and scope of the music were equally matched with the visual presentation’. Reuniting much of the team behind their well-loved classic, The Red Shoes, this is a cinematic spectacle which needs to be enjoyed on the big screen

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As a work of pure, imaginative cinema, it comes close to genius

- Tom Huddleston,
 Time Out