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"Instantly Timeless! A Triumph!"
This playful collection of fairytales has charm in spades!"
- Time Out London
An utterly gorgeous and magical film!"
- The Oregonian
Michel Ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish!"
"Transcends the Boundaries of Animation!
A worthy successor to Ocelot's first four films."
- Cahiers du cinéma
TALES OF THE NIGHT (Les contes de la nuit)
Animation, Michel Ocelot, France, 2011, 84 min
In French with English subtitles
Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s Princes and Princesses, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns – the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.
The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.
(Film is also available in 2D for venues that are not 3D-equipped.)
Now booking festivals. Release to select theaters in 2012.
For more booking information, please contact:
Dave Jesteadt, GKIDS