The Adventures of Prince Achmed [Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed]

Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

Directed By: Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch

April 1, 1926 / German / 81 min

The oldest surviving feature-length animated film, Prince Achmed creatively adapts stories from One Thousand and One Nights using a silhouette animation technique developed by Reininger now beautifully preserved in this restoration of the original colors in this abstract and vivid pioneering work.

For a preview of The Adventures of Prince Achmed with IC directors, listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” ep 3.19 Winter 2020.

For an analysis of The Adventures of Prince Achmed by Chip Oscarson (IC co-director) and Rob McFarland (German), listen to the IC podcast “From the Booth” ep. 3.22 Winter 2020.

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The trailer below is provided for reference and connects to a non-BYU site. International Cinema is not responsible for the content.

Screened Semesters:

  • 2020 Winter