Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926) copyright Christel Strobel (free use for print and online media when citing copyright)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Trioglyzerin Copyright Stefan Mays (free use for print and online media when citing copyright)
Wed 21 August / 20:45
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
Film in silhouette animation technique by Lotte Reininger
TRIOGLYZERIN Live music for silent movies

Kristoff Becker, violoncello & electronic music
Tobias Becker, synthesizer, oboe & percussion
Ulrich van der Schoor, piano & theorbo

The Arabian Nights fairy tale tells the fantastic story of Prince Achmed, the son of the Caliph of Baghdad. Before he can get married to the beautiful fairy Pari Banu, Prince Achmed has to live through many adventures involving a flying horse and demonic spirits, he must travel to strange countries and islands to finally free his beloved from captivity at the hands of the Emperor of China.
Director Lotte Reininger is considered the inventor of animated silhouette films. The Adventures of Prince Achmed was the first full-length animated film ever in film history. The silhouette artist worked on the production for about three years. This impressive fairy tale movie is full of artistic cinematic ambition and great craftsmanship: the filigree characters and imaginative backdrops continue to enchant audience till this very day.


Importat information in case of bad weather:

In case of bad weather the event will be relocated to the interior of the music school and  – due to the reduced number of seats inside – split into two events:
Evening performance 20:45 & late night performance 22:15
Please refer to the website (from 12:00, 21 August), whether the event has to be held inside or if it can take place in the music school’s inner courtyard. The decision will be exclusively published on the website.


An event organised in cooperation by the Carinthian Summer Festival and Kinosommer Villach.


ticket price: € 15 (free choice of seats)
payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Diners, American Express, Sofort Überweisung
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