Monday, September 24, 2012

In NY This Week: Film: Tales Of The Night by Michel Ocelot

I posted about Film: Tales Of The Night by Michel Ocelot early last year and it is finally getting a US release this week at the IFC, New York. The trailer is just absolutely gorgeous.

From GKids:

Starts Wed, Sept 26, 11:00am - IFC Center

From Michel Ocelot, director of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Azur & Asmar, comes a magical and visually stunning new 3D feature. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. History blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

From Zippy Frames:

The new, silhouetted animated film by the French master Michel Ocelot Tales of the Night (Contes de la nuit) has its North American theatrical premiere at IFC, New York.

GKids releases the 3D feature of the acclaimed French animator Michel Ocelot. Tales of the Night screens for one-week run at IFC Center, New York, from Wednesday, Sept 26.

After Kirikou and the Sorceress and Azur and Asmar, Ocelot binds togehter several stories (originated from the successful French TV series, Dragons and Princesses), and continues the silhouette tradtition in animation that stems from the German animator Lotte Reiniger.

Contes de la Nuit weaves together six exotic fables from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, and the African plains. [Read the Zippy Frames film review].

Tales of the Night premiered in the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, and has made its North American festival premiere at the New York International Children's Film Festival (15-16 October 2011).

Michel Ocelot recently directed a new adventure series for Kirikou (to be released in France next October), entitled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes.

GKids distributes Tales of the Night, which wlll be screened in English (recommended ages 5 to adult).

Click here for info and tickets.

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