Filmhouse presents: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

with a magical live score by Sink

“Mysterious and beautiful" - Brian Morton (The Wire) on Sink


Filmhouse is delighted to present a Scotland-wide tour of one of cinema’s earliest animated features THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED with a specially commissioned musical score performed live by acoustic trio Sink.

The Tour is reaching nine venues across the country offering audiences a glimpse of the pioneering craft of early moving pictures and the magic of a live cinema experience.

Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED is a superlative piece of storytelling with some experimental and semi-abstract sequences thrown in. Based loosely on the Arabian Nights, the film is an exciting and fast-paced tale of sword fights, chases, genies and adventure.

Continuing a five-year collaboration with Filmhouse, acoustic trio Sink are delighted to bring their sounds to this very special animated feature.

Reaching beyond their more usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophones to include bass, drums, tuned percussion and vocal elements in a score that is in part composed and in part conjured.  The whole score is semi-acoustic: like painting bright colours onto black and white film, Sink set the quiet air into magical vibration…

Part of CineScore Live, a touring season of live music and film events supported by Film Hub Scotland.

Book tickets directly from tour venues: 

Mon 29 Aug, 6.30pm Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow 0141 332 6535 BOOK TICKETS

Fri 2 Sep, 8pm SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Skye 01471 844 207 BOOK TICKETS

Mon 5 Sep, 7.30pm Aros, Portree, Skye 01478 613750 BOOK TICKETS

Tue 6 Sep, 8pm An Lanntair, Stornoway, Lewis 01851 708 480 BOOK TICKETS

Thu 8 Sep, 7.15pm Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234234 BOOK TICKETS

Fri 9 Sep, 7.30pm Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen 01224 343500 BOOK TICKETS

Sat 10 Sep, 1pm Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee 01382 909900 BOOK TICKETS

Sun 11 Sep, 4pm Filmhouse, Edinburgh 0131 228 2688 BOOK TICKETS

Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm Hippodrome, Bo'ness 01324 506850 BOOK TICKETS

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