The Dancing Silhouettes
TitleThe Dancing Silhouettes
DirectorFelicity Field
CountryUK
Year1983
Duration27mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThe Dancing Silhouettes is about Lotte Reiniger who made the first full-length animated feature film in the history of the cinema, 'The Adventures of Prince Achmed' (1926). Lotte Reiniger called her chosen method of animation 'Profile Art' and as she sketches cuts and assembles her figures, she explains why she preferred to work with silhouettes. Her inspiration and dedication is clearly illustrated in this biography of a woman who decided at 18 years that she wanted to be a film director. Many extracts of her work dating from between 1926 and 1976 are included.