The Filmhouse presents: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (with live accompaniment by Sink) (Cert. U)

Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a beautifully crafted piece of storytelling based loosely on the Arabian Nights. The film is an exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure told using a silhouette animation technique pioneered by director Lotte Reiniger.


 Filmhouse Edinburgh have commissioned acoustic trio Sink to bring their live sounds to this very special animated feature as part of a Scotland-wide tour. Reaching beyond their usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone to create a score that is in part conjured, Sink set the quiet air into magical vibration: theplughole.org.

Part of CineScore Live, a touring season of live music and film events supported by Film Hub Scotland.


Dir Lotte Reiniger / Germany / 1926 / 1h 5m / b/w, tinted & toned / silent with live music

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