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LOTTE REINIGER – Animation Classics

Cinema de Lagos
SESSION A - Thu 23 OCT, 10h30
SESSION B – Sat 25 OCT, 15h00

Target audience: Children from 6 years old

Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was one of the twentieth century’s major animation artists, pioneering a distinctive style of black and white silhouette animation in her interpretations of classic myths and fairy tales.

The Festival dedicates two cinema sessions to her work: The Adventures of Prince Achmed, hailed as the first animated feature in the history of cinema and entirely produced with silhouette cardboard figures. And four of Lotte Reininger’s Fairy Tale Films, where the delicacy and fantasy of the stories meet with her complex, imaginative and graceful technique.

The Fairy Tale Films

Hansel and Gretel / (1955) / 10’19”
Young Hansel and Gretel get lost in the forest, and suddenly they find them-selves standing in front of the candy cottage of the evil witch.

Jack And The Beanstalk / (1955) / 11’35”
Jack lives with his mother and goes to the town market to sell their last pig for a good price.
There he meets a mysterious little man and an even more mysterious trade is made: he trades the pig for a pouch of beans with magical powers.

Snow White and Rose Red / (1954) / 10’13”
Based on a tale by the brothers Grimm: a prince rides through a forest looking for his brother who has been turned into a bear by an evil dwarf. The bear seeks refuge from the cold winter in the house of the sisters Snow White and Rose Red. But after the Winter has gone…

Puss in Boots / (1954) / 13’09”
Spellbinding silhouette animation telling the age-old tale of a talking cat with new boots who will do anything for his master.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The Adventures of Prince Achmed / (1926) / 67′
First feature film of European animation, it tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed, convincing him to ride a winged horse that takes him into a World of adventures.