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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

The Gallant Little Tailor (Das Tapfere Schneiderlein)

Special Screening

Lotte Reiniger / Short Narrative / United Kingdom / 1954 / 10 min / DCP
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Animation
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Screenings

Synopsis

In front of a fortified city, protected by a wall and watchtowers, we join the Gallant Little Tailor. Annoyed by a swarm of pesky flies, our hero swats and kills all seven of them in one stroke. Proud of himself, he inscribes his achievement onto his belt. But little does he know that his boast will soon be misunderstood with calamitous consequences in this enchanting retelling of a Brothers Grimm classic

About the Directors

Lotte Reiniger was born in Berlin in 1899. Fascinated from an early age by the Asian arts of silhouette puppetry, and later by the films of the great French filmmaker Georges Méliès, Reiniger became a pioneer of silhouette animation in the cinema. Over the course of her career, she made more than 40 films, with the best-known being ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ and ‘Papageno’ (1935). She was also instrumental in developing the multiplane camera, which became the standard for animated cinema until the digital age. Reiniger died in 1981.

Credits

Director
Lotte Reiniger
Music
Freddie Phillips
Sales Company
BFI
Production Company
Primrose Productions
Cast
Narrator: Leo Bieber

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