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January 13-19 2020

"Prince Achmed" on tour to Russia

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed", this year's BarentsKult-supported film concert TIFF, visits six Russian cinemas.


Lotte Reiniger's animated adventure film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" (1926) is based on several stories from A 1001 Nights. It is considered to be the world's oldest still preserved animated feature film. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack, composed and played live by a band of Russian, Norwegian, Indian-Norwegian and Libanese-Norwegian musicians.  The tour is supported by BrentsKult.

The show had its premiere at TIFF 2019 in January and was also performed at Silent Film Days (stumfilmdager) this April.

Tour list:
25.04 19:00 Apatity, Polyarny Cinema
26.04 18:00 Murmansk Cinema, Barents Bird Festival
27.04 19:00 Moscow, Horizont Cinema
28.04 19:00 St. Petersburg, Rodina Cinema
03.05 19:00 Petrozavodsk, Kalevala Cinema
05.05 18:00 Severodvinsk, Russia Cinema

The musicians:
Evelina Petrova (RU) – accordion/vocals
Jai Shankar (NO) – tabla/percussions
Vladimir Vdovol (RU) – percussions
Geko Fattal (NO) – oud
Eirik Hoel Sandvik (NO) – flutes