Lotte Reiniger - Dance of the Shadows/ Lotte Reiniger - Tanz der Schatten
Susanne Marschall, Rada Bieberstein, Kurt Schneider (Eberhard Karls Universitaat Tuebingen, EIKON)
2012, GER, 60'
A documentary film about the work of the pioneer of animation films Lotte Reiniger. Contemporary filmmakers and animation artists such as David Yates, Hannes Rall and Michel Ocelot are inspired by her achievements in the realm of film and shadow theater. Starting point for the film was the extensive legacy of the filmmaker at the City Museum of Tuebingen. The search starts in Tuebingen where Reiniger spent her last years, to then sweep into the distance, to Berlin and London, the important destinations in her life. The central topics of the film are imagination, movement and dance, ornament and music of the magical films by Lotte Reiniger. Film, made by professionals, also engaged students' research group.
Read more about the film:
"Animation begins with scissors" https://www.dw.com/en/animation-began-with-scissors/a-16147777