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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Feb 15, 2012
at 6:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 1 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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DIRECTOR: Michel Ocelot - FRANCE

Renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot’s new film extends the distinguished shadow puppet style of his Princes and Princesses and Azur and Asmar with black-silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns. A girl, a boy, and an old man get together in a small movie theater full of wonders where they invent, draw, dress up, and become characters in magical stories. The film weaves together six of their exotic fables, each unfolding in a unique locale—Tibet, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as he whisks us away to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees. “Instantly timeless! A triumph of intricate craftsmanship!”—Variety (84 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Kirikou and the Sorceress (98), Azur and Asmar (06).

Sponsored by French American International School and TV5Monde.



Interests: Narrative Feature, Family Fare, French Language.

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