Film Screening

The Adventures of Prince Ahmed + Live Score

Date of event: 10 Apr 2024 Event start time: 7:00pm - Event end time: 8:06pm

Venue Address: Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

Age range: Suitable for ages PG

Illustration from the Adventures of Prince Ahmed

DIRECTED BY: Lotte Reiniger
YEAR: 1926
DURATION: 66min
CERTIFICATE: PG

Three years in the making, Lotte Reiniger’s beautiful 1926 silhouette animation brings to life magical tales from the Arabian Nights. The earliest surviving animated feature film – it has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative and influential animations. Made in card, cut entirely by hand, and then manipulated using sheets of lead joined by wires, Reiniger’s exquisite shadow characters move intricately through colourful worlds of demons, witches, beautiful princesses and flying castles.

Musician Chris Davies reinvigorates the film with his skilful composition and live performance using a spectacular array of instruments from around the world to accompany Prince Achmed’s journey from the Middle East, to Africa, China and beyond.