The Star of Bethlehem

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The Star of Bethlehem

bethlehem virgin mary nativity silhouette animation

The Star of Bethlehem

Release Date: December 01, 1956

Year    :   1956
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Animation, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   BFI Video, Primrose Film Productions, Cathedral Films, Vision Video, Inc.
Director    :   Lotte Reiniger, Vivian Milroy
Producers    :   Richard Kaplan, Louis Hagen
Writers    :   Elaine Friedrich
RunTime    :   12 mins.

'The Star of Bethlehem' tells the Christmas story in the style of medieval nativity plays. The Three Wise Men from the East follow the star to Bethlehem, but hostile spirits try to stop them on their journey. The King Herod fears the child in the manger, and seeks to kill it, but an angel prevents his evil intentions. The film is an example of how Lotte Reiniger has her silhouette technique enriched by coloured acetate films. The backgrounds have the vibrancy of coloured stained glass windows.


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