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Aucassin and Nicolette

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The medieval story of Aucassin and Nicolette comes alive with fairy-tale enchantment at the hands of renowned German animator, Lotte Reiniger. Set against a colourful background of fantasy castles and forest flowers, and backed by the courtly strains of Renaissance-style music by Canada's famed Huggett Family, the filmmaker's celebrated silhouette figures tell the timeless tale of love lost and won. Lotte Reiniger, creator of the world's first full-length animated film (1923-26), was honoured for her pioneer contributions to the art of animation at the International Animation Film Festival, Ottawa, 1976.

1975, 15 min 39 s

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