Streaming: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

(Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed)

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One of the world’s first animated feature films, Lotte Reiniger’s enchanting work uses intricate silhouettes made from cutout cardboard and thin sheets of lead, an animation technique she invented, to enact a tale from The Arabian Nights. The film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse. What follows is a series of wondrous adventures that will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all ages. Shown here with an orchestral recording of the magnificent 1926 score by Wolfgang Zeller, The Adventures of Prince Achmed “impresses for its exquisite craftsmanship, balletic movement, expressive romanticism, and moments of potent sensuousness and poetry” (Wally Hammond, Time Out).

Print Info
  • Hand-tinted and toned
  • Digital streaming
  • Silent
  • 65 mins
  • Milestone Films