Michel OcelotFrance57 minutes2016Ages 9- 12ColourFrenchInternational Premiere
Celebrated French animator and master storyteller Michel Ocelot delivers four exquisitely crafted fairy tales in his latest compilation of short stories.
Celebrated French animator and master storyteller Michel Ocelot delivers four exquisitely crafted fairy tales in his latest compilation of short stories. Every night, a girl, a boy, and a projectionist meet in a movie theatre to create and star in new and wondrous adventures featuring both human and mythical characters. Each story is rendered beautifully via Ocelot's signature, richly textured, silhouette style of animation. His whimsical scenarios include a young girl tenacious enough to battle monsters, a cat with a special gift who lives aboard a pirate ship, a young man gifted in the art of sorcery, and a shape-shifting princess. Prepare to be enchanted by tales that possess strong messages of loyalty, perseverance, honesty, and the transformative power of cinema.
Content Advisory: slapping, threat of killing, cat kicked, character whipped
Michel Ocelot grew up in the Loire valley and then settled in Paris. His short films include The 3 Inventors (80), which won the BAFTA for Best Animated Film, and The Legend of the Poor Hunchback (83), winner of the César award for Best Animated Short Film. His feature films include Kirikou and the Sorceress, Princes and Princesses, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts, co-directed with Bénédicte Galup, and Azur & Asmar, which was selected for Cannes' Director’s Fortnight in 2007. His 3D film Tales of the Night (11) was the only French feature film to be selected for the main competition at the 61st Berlinale. Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess (16) is his latest film.