KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
Sunday, November 26
France, Belgium, Luxembourg, 1998
Directed by Michel Ocelot
With the voices of Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sène Sarr
Screenplay by Michel Ocelot
Approx. 71 min. DCP.
In a village in West Africa, the men have disappeared and remarkably precocious young Kirikou must confront the evil sorceress who took them. Based on West African folk tales.
“It's a full-scale delivery of animation with its own cultural imperative… it's easy to imagine children hypnotized by a hero tinier than they are.”
– Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
“A REFRESHING change from the Disneyfied setting of THE LION KING…the animated feature KIRIKOU feels less like a cartoon than a painting… KIRIKOU’s surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie — even with all its magic — feel truly authentic.”
– The Washington Post