Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Tocher by Lotte Reiniger

The Tocher is a 1938 promotional film for the GPO made by Lotte Reiniger. More information can be found at Screenonline; the film can also be found on the BFI DVD release We Live in Two Worlds.

Reiniger's interest in fairy tales is apparent, although this film ends on a parodic note: the treasure bestowed upon the hero by the fair folk turns out to be a post office savings bank book.

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