Tales of the Night (in English)

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Tales of the Night
Date:
December 28, 2012
Schedule:
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Friday, December 28 at 12 noon
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Michel Ocelot’s magical collection of tales full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees – and each fable ends with its own ironic twist

A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the SorceressAzur & 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 minIN ENGLISH)

“Instantly Timeless! A Triumph!
Variety

“A Delight!
This playful collection of fairytales has charm in spades!”
Time Out London

“Truly Thrilling!
An utterly gorgeous and magical film!”
The Oregonian

“Glorious!
Michel Ocelot’s ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish!”
Empire

“Transcends the Boundaries of Animation!
A worthy successor to Ocelot’s first four films.” - Cahiers du cinéma