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Saturday, May 15

Russian Film Symposium 2021: Hoffmaniada
11:00 am
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and The Pittsburgh Foundation

This panel will include a screening and discussion of Stanislav Sokolov's 3D stop motion animation Hoffmaniada (Гофманиада, 2018), one of the first full-length puppet animated film in the recent history of Soyuzmultfilm studio. The screenplay for the animation is based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s novels The Golden Pot, The Sandman, and Klein Zaches. The Prussian writer of the early 19th century, E.T.A. Hoffman, is at the narrative center of this animation while balancing between the imaginary world of his own writing and his ordinary life as a lawyer.
This screening will be available worldwide during the duration of the panel.
Curator and Host: Olga Klimova, Lecturer and Director, Russian Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Introducer: Stanislav Sokolov, Animation Director and Professor of Animation
Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

Respondent: Lora Mjolsness, Lecturer in Russian
Department of European Languages and Studies
University of California, Irvine

Please register for the film screening here: https://watch.eventive.org/rfs/play/6074a52d576f73003755ee9d

Register for the introduction and discussion here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q9eiSWitQC6gZVpQRpOzZg