The Adventures of Prince Achmed (U*)

7pm / With a new live score by Bushra El-Turk

5 April 2013
Cinema 1

Standard - £10.50 online /
£11.50 on the door

Barbican Members - £8.40 online /
£9.20 on the door

Concessions £9.50 online /
£10.50 on the door

Under 18 £6

50p online booking fee, 60p telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

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Birds Eye View shines a light on the extraordinary new work by female Arab directors making headlines at the world’s leading film festivals. Visit for more information.

A spellbinding new multi-cultural live score by rising star contemporary composer Bushra El-Turk, accompanying the world’s first feature animation. With dazzling visual effects, sharp humour and an enchanting story from the ‘Arabian Nights’, it established Lotte Reiniger as a major cinematic pioneer, anticipating early Disney animations by over a decade.

Featuring an innovative ensemble of classical Western and Middle Eastern instruments in a unique celebration of both traditions.

Germany Dir Lotte Reiniger 1926 65 min

This event is part of:
Birds Eye View Film Festival 2013: Celebrating Arab Women Film-makers

* Local classification

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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