Cinematography: Harry Stradling



Silhouetten is a particularly interesting and refined work within Reisch’s filmography and Austrian cinema of the 1930s. For the occasion, the director collaborated with another important artist: German director and animator Lotte Reiniger. Enthralling music, elegant dance costumes and the Opera House full of enthusiastic viewers have a magnetic effect on the audience.



Episode stands out first and foremost for its particularly elegant mise-en-scene. A stylistic grace that proves to be perfectly in line with a simple but at the same time courageous story, which immediately shows the far-sightedness of Walter Reisch himself. Volpi Cup for Paula Wessely at the 1935 Venice Film Festival.