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- Apr. 2—Apr. 26, 2019
- Closed Apr. 8, 15, 20, 22
- Admission：Adults ¥1,800／College Students and High School Students ¥1,500／Junior High School Students and over 60 ¥1,100
The Tales of Hoffmann 13:15
※Apr. 21, 11:00 only
The Last Winter “Soyuzmultfilm” animation studio is releasing its long-awaited animated feature,the studio’s first since 1991. The picture has been in production since 2003 and marks the studio’s first large-scale project in its new, post-Soviet incarnation. The release is a unique event for Russia in part because the visually striking but exceedingly difficult stop-motion animation of “Hoffmaniada” is so rarely employed today.
The film, about the life and work of that classic of German Romanticism – the writer, artist and composer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, has been realized at the highest level of artistry and almost exclusively by hand.
Director Stanislav Sokolov’s “Hoffmaniada” is neither biopic nor dramatization but a romantic flight of fancy based on motifs from Hoffmann’s diaries and fiction. The screenplay incorporates storylines and characters from his brilliant and yet sometimes terrifying tales “The Golden Pot,”“The Sandman,” and “Little Zaches, Great Cinnabar.”
The character types for the main puppets, the Chancellery interior, and elements of the film’s look were created by internationally renowned artist and Hoffmann aficionado Mihail Chemiakin(creator of the popular Peter the Great monument at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg,the sculptural ensemble “Adults’ Vices: Children as Sacrifices” on Bolotnaya Square inMoscow, and the monument to legendary singer Vladimir Vysotsky in the city of Samara).
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Tales of Hoffmann is a 1951 British Technicolor film written, produced and directed by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger working under the umbrella of their production company, The Archers. It is an adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's opera The Tales of Hoffmann, itself based on three short stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann.
The opera film stars Robert Rounseville, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann and Léonide Massine, and features Pamela Brown, Ludmilla Tchérina and Ann Ayars. Only Rounseville and Ayars sang their own roles.
It uses a soundtrack recorded for the film conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham; principal singers apart from Rounseville and Ayars were Dorothy Bond, Margherita Grandi, Monica Sinclair and Bruce Dargavel; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays. The film's production team includes cinematographer Christopher Challis and production and costume designer Hein Heckroth, who was nominated for two 1952 Academy Awards for his work.