A melancholy poet reflects on three women he loved and lost in the past—a mechanical performing doll, a seductive Venetian courtesan, and a soprano who sings herself to death—all of whom broke his heart in different ways.
Powell & Pressburger’s resplendent Technicolor adaptation of the E.T.A. Hoffmann opera reveals, once more, the duo’s boundless cinematic imagination. Unabashedly opulent in its flamboyant colour-coded scenes, which daringly combine theatre, dance, opera and film, it’s a total feast for the senses.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Michel Gondry, 2006, France
Richard Kelly, 2001, United States
Wim Wenders, 1987, West Germany
Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991, France
Christophe Honoré, 2007, France
Michael Powell,Emeric Pressburger, 1948, United Kingdom
Luis Buñuel, 1972, France
Marcel Camus, 1959, Brazil