The Adventures Prince Achmed

With live score by Sink


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. The film is an exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure told using a silhouette animation technique pioneered by director Lotte Reiniger.

Filmhouse Edinburgh have commissioned Sink to bring our live sounds to this very special animated feature as part of a Scotland-wide tour.

Reaching beyond our usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone we will create a score that is in part composed and in part conjured; improvising and experimenting as Lotte Reininger did with shape and colour 90 years ago.

Tour Dates:

Mon 29 August   –   Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow   –   6:30 pm   –   Tickets

Fri 2 September   –   SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Skye   –   8 pm   –   Tickets

Mon 5 September   –   Aros Centre, Portree, Skye    –   7:30 pm   –   Tickets

Tue 6 September   –    An Lanntair, Stornoway, Lewis   –   8 pm   –   Tickets

Thu 8 September   –    Eden Court, Inverness   –   7:15 pm   –   Tickets

Fri 9 September   –   Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen   –   7:30 pm   –   Tickets

Sat 10 September   –   Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee   –   1 pm   –   Tickets

Sun 11 September   –   Filmhouse, Edinburgh   –   4 pm   –   Tickets

Sat 1 October   –   Hippodrome, Bo’ness   –   7:30 pm   –   Tickets

More info can be found HERE….


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