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, Director, Hoffmaniada and Professor of Animation
Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography
Respondent: Lora Mjolsness, Lecturer in Russian
Department of European Languages and Studies
University of California, Irvine