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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Discovery Family Film Club

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. An exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure, the story is 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.


Join us before the film for a fun and free family art workshop - add ticket to basket when booking. Accompanying adults must also have a workshop ticket.


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