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Tales of Hoffmann, The (U)

Tales of Hoffmann, The (U)

Fantasy, Music, Musical

A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past: a mechanical performing doll, a Venetian courtesan, and the consumptive daughter of a celebrated composer.

The critical consensus

A worthwhile component of Powell and Pressburger’s inestimable legacy.

Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies, 26/02/2015

You might compare this to the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film The Red Shoes, though in many ways it is even more hallucinatory.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 26/02/2015

A digital restoration of Powell and Pressburger’s 1951 gem confirms its status as an exquisite cinematic experience.

*****Mark Kermode, The Observer, 01/03/2015

It’s so rare for theatre pieces transcend their proscenium confines, but this achieves it in spades.

*****Cayley James, TVBomb, 25/02/2015

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Sunday March 8, 2015, until Tuesday March 10, 2015. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday March 20, 2015, until Monday March 23, 2015. More info:

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