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Animation 2018

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

+ intro by Jez Stewart, Curator (Animation) BFI National Archive

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

An animated milestone, beautifully directed by a 27-year-old female pioneer.

Image from The Adventures of Prince Achmed + intro

Germany 1926
Dir Lotte Reiniger
Certificate PG

Yes, it’s best known as the world’s earliest surviving animated feature, but it’s time to reclaim this landmark classic as a thoroughly modern work by a 27-year-old woman of extraordinary skill and vision. Lotte Reiniger was the creative heart of this collaboration between some of the finest talents of Weimar film culture, and the work remains a visual and narrative feast, ideal for the big screen.

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