Lotte that Silhouette Girl is a short animated documentary about the fantastic and creative life of film pioneer Lotte Reiniger, who was a rockstar of an animator. She invented the multiplane camera and created the first feature length animation, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, which is still one of the most beautiful films to ever light up the screen.
For many unjust reasons, Lotte Reiniger is just a footnote in the history of film, but in 1923, she revolutionized the world of animation and made it what it is today. For this short film, her puppets have come back to life to set the story straight.
Once a small girl, from Berlin, hailed from the shadows a light from within.
With music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL tells the fairy tale story of Lotte Reiniger, animation pioneer and inventor of the multiplane camera, whose passion for her art was tragically thwarted when she was forced to leave Berlin in the early 1930s.
Interview with filmmakers Elizabeth Beech and Carla Patullo here: PROFILES AND INTERVIEWS