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. "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."
Fans of Hoffmann will see the writer's life and works reflected in a new way. The film invites sensitive viewers to contemplate the nature of the imagination of the artist, his vulnerability and torturous search for a place in society. The phantasmagoric imagery and surreal plotlines of Hoffmaniada will make a strong impression on every viewer.