A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)’s Tales of the Night 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 – 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. (France, 2011, 84 min, IN ENGLISH)
This playful collection of fairytales has charm in spades!”
- Time Out London
An utterly gorgeous and magical film!”
- The Oregonian
“Transcends the Boundaries of Animation!
A worthy successor to Ocelot’s first four films.” - Cahiers du cinéma