Carmen is a cinematic parody of Georges Bizet’s eponymous opera, one of the most frequently staged opera worldwide. The first image of Reiniger’s silhouette film shows Carmen flirtatiously smoking on a balcony. The sound of a fanfare heralds a regiment of elegantly marching soldiers.

Film info

Directed by: Lotte Reiniger
Production: Lotte Reiniger Film Berlin
Festival programme: HerStory II: Got to (Re)Create
Year: 1933
Length: 9’30"
Country: Germany

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