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Best Production Design
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Best Costume Design
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The Tales of Hoffmann

The spectacular new restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1951 Technicolor extravaganza THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, restored by Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation and the BFI in association with Studiocanal - and supervised by Powell's wife and Oscar®-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker - is the most complete, crisp, and beautiful version of the film ever released in the United States.

Long acknowledged as the most artistically brilliant creative partnership in British film history, Michael Powell (1905-1990) and Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988) collaborated for over 30 years on some of the most beautifully-conceived color films of all time, including
The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, and A Matter of Life and Death.

Based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach, THE TALES OF HOFFMANN is an anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, starring
The Red Shoes' Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann, Léonide Massine, and Ludmilla Tchérina. With every shot and cut imagined as a visualization of the music, the film has been cited by Martin Scorsese as a major influence on his editing of Raging Bull. Even more surprisingly, horror icon George Romero has often called THE TALES OF HOFFMANN his favorite film and the one that inspired him to make movies of his own.

★★★★★! CRITICS' PICK!
"A DREAM FOR LOVERS OF PURE SPECTACLE!"
- Time Out New York

"BOLD! CRAZY! EXHILARATING!"
- The New York Times

"THE PINNACLE OF CINEMATIC ART!"
- Wall Street Journal

"TRULY UNLIKE ANYTHING I'D EVER SEEN BEFORE!"
- Martin Scorsese

"THE MOVIE THAT MADE ME WANT TO MAKE MOVIES!
IT TOOK ME INTO ANOTHER WORLD!"
- George Romero

Played at

Royal, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
Music Hall, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
Playhouse 7, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
Town Center 5, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
Claremont 5, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
NoHo 7, 3.23.15 - 3.24.15
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 138 min
Language: English

Director: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Cast: Ann Ayars, Ludmilla Tchérina, Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville

Awards:
  • Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Nominee, Best Production Design, Academy Awards
  • Nominee, Best Costume Design, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW: Kristin M. Jones, Wall St. Journal
When Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were working on one of their greatest collaborations, “The Tales of Hoffmann” (1951), the designer of the dazzling sets, Hein Heckroth, created a model for a grand staircase. To save the expense of building a full-scale version, ...