Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Jun 2009
The Hungarian Cultural Centre and the ICA present a special screening in honour of the Korda family. In this lavish 1940s fantasy adventure Prince Ahmad is the rightful King of Bagdad but he has been blinded and cast out as a beggar. Now a captive of the wicked Grand Vizier Jaffar he is cast into a dungeon where he meets Abu, the best thief in all Bagdad. Together they escape and set about a series of adventures that involve a Djinni in a bottle, a mechanical flying horse, an all-seeing magic jewel, a flying carpet and a beautiful princess.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with David Korda, patron of Check the Gate Hungarian Film showcase in London and son of Zoltán Korda (co-director of The Thief of Bagdad, and director of Jungle Book (1942)). Mr Korda will be in conversation with Charles Drazin, author of the definitive biography of Zoltán's brother, Sir Alexander Korda.
Dir Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, UK 1940, Cert 12A