24. May 2022 - 30. June 2022
Tracing E.T.A. Hoffmann in Cinema
Gripping stories, the mystical and the strange, automata, horrible creatures and bizarre fantasy creatures meet saints and sinners. Anyone who loves the fantastic cannot ignore E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822). He was a writer, composer, chapel master, draftsman and lawyer all in one. The whimsical, grotesque worlds and bizarre character creations of the romanticist form a veritable treasure trove for film: this is where horror meets crime, fantasy meets comedy and opera meets dance. Ever since the pictures learned to walk, filmmakers have been magically drawn to his visually powerful stories and grotesque characters.