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The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Germany, 1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
September 22, 2013 - 11:00 am

Directed by Lotte Reiniger

In this enchanting fairy tale based on The Arabian Nights, a flying horse takes Prince Achmed on a magical adventure to faraway lands, where he befriends a witch, falls in love with a beautiful princess, and defeats a scheming sorcerer.  With rich color tinting and an enthralling silhouette animation technique, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a unique and delightful masterpiece.

Comenius-Film GmbH. Screenwriter: Lotte Reiniger.

35mm, b/w with color tinting, silent, approx. 65 min. 

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick.

Note: Recommended for ages 7+

Preceded by

Papageno (Germany, 1935)

Directed by Lotte Reiniger

Director Lotte Reiniger’s fanciful animated adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute tells the story of Papageno, a bird-catcher whose feathered friends help drive off a menacing snake and unite him with the lovely maiden Papagena.

Producer: Carl Koch. 

16mm, b/w, 11 min.

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