French
Animated
Classics
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TALES OF THE NIGHT
Les contes de la nuit G
Director: Michel Ocelot
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Year: 2011
Duration: 84Language: French with English subtitles

From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a magical new film that is certain to delight children, families and animation fans of all ages.

Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed 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, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot s celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, sorcerers, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees--and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

Presented with the support of French Association For Animation Films, Fête Du Cinema D’animation, Institut Francais and The Embassy Of France