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Cannes Classics: "The Adventures of Prince Ahmed" by Lotte Reiniger

The Cannes Classics program comes to an end this evening at 10:30pm with the screening of a restored copy of The Adventures of Prince Ahmed by Lotte Reiniger, dating from 1926 and thus one of the first-ever animated features in the history of cinema. The paper cutouts of princesses and their universe, reenacting impossible love stories, are reminiscent of tales from The Arabian Nights. It took three years for the director to complete the 300,000 B&W images and dye them in color baths. The unpublished French text is read by actress Hanna Schygulla. The showing just before in the Buñuel Theatre at 5pm is Mikey and Nicky, a feature film from Elaine May made in 1976, starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk.

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