The Dancing Silhouettes (1983)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Lotte Reiniger

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1983

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • The Dancing Silhouettes - A Film about Lotte Reiniger Alternative

Synopsis

Based on a series of taped interviews with the artist Lotte Reiniger at her home in North London. She talks about her childhood fascination with films and her involvement with experimental film makers in post-World War I Berlin. She talks about her life and work in Germany, Britain (with Grierson) and Canada from 1919 to the present day. Shots of her cutting, assembling and moving her cutout figures are accompanied by extracts of her films dating from 1926-1976.

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