Film Series: The Tales of Hoffmann

1951. England. Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With Robert Helpmann, Moira Shearer. 136 min.

 

A poet recounts three doomed romances in this resplendent adaptation of Offenbach’s opera. Virtuosic song, dance, and orchestral work are matched by striking production design in an unparalleled “composed film” that is one of auteur duo Powell & Pressburger’s (The Red Shoes) most extravagant works.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free