Once upon a time… In the city of the caliph… A young prince, Ahmed… Who soars on a flying horse... And lands in the distant land of Wak-Wak. There he falls in love with the beautiful Pari Banu. But he must face his most terrible enemy: the African Mage...
First animated feature film in the history of cinema, The Adventures of Prince Ahmed combines many technical prowess. Entirely animated in cut-out paper silhouettes, this marvel of the seventh art is a treasure of inventiveness, finesse of forms and transports young and old into the world of oriental tales, to meet magical and magical characters.
THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE AHMED (1923 – B&W – 65 mins)
SUPPLEMENTS . AHMED, VISION OF THE WEST (19 mins)
Taken in the avant-garde of the German cinema of the Twenties, Reiniger opens a different way with the animated film, by interpreting The Arabian Nights ; by Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, film teacher at Paris VII and at the National Institute of Art History.
. THE ART OF SILHOUETTES BY LOTTE REINIGER (1970 – Colors and B&W – 15 mins) To know everything about the techniques of making a film of silhouettes.
. 5 SHORT FILMS by Lotte Reiniger THE CHINESE WE THOUGHT DEAD (1928 – B&W – 9 mn) ALADIN AND THE MARVELOUS LAMP (1954 – B&W – 14 mn) THE FLYING HORSE (1954 – B&W – 10 mins) THE STORK CALIPH (1956 – B&W – 10 mn) THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM (1956 – Colors – 18 mn)