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Animation 2018

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

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

Image from The Adventures of Prince Achmed

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.

The screening on Tuesday 19 June will be introduced by Jez Stewart, Curator (Animation) BFI National Archive.

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