Lotte Reiniger

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Harlequin
Reiniger had already completed her full-length masterpiece THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (1926) when she made this animated tale of romance at the age of 32. A love story set to a Baroque score, HARLEQUIN is a delicate black-and-white ballet…
Papageno
An example of Reiniger's animated music films based on opera, PAPAGENO is filled with impeccable attention to detail. Papageno, a birdcatcher from Mozart's "The Magic Flute," idles his time with his bird companions, fights an undulating snake, and finds love…
The Stolen Heart
Based on a fable by Ernst Keienburg, this short drama exhibits an entrancing sense of space. As a story about a monstrous man who steals a town's musical instruments, scholars argue that this is an anti-Nazi allegory. When the musical…
Early Women Filmmakers - An International Anthology
More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of…
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