Azur and Asmar

Director: Michel Ocelot
Country: France
Year: 2006
Running Time: 99 min.
Language: Arabic and French

This new film by the director of the hit Kirikou films is a delightful animated fairy tale set in North Africa. Michael Ocelot creates a magical world for the story of two brothers and their quest to free a captive fairy, while handling themes of race and tolerance with keen insight.

About the Director

Michel Ocelot

Michel OcelotBiography: Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist, and director of animated films and television programs (formerly also animator, background artist, narrator, and other roles in earlier works) and a former president of the International Animated Film Association. Though best known for his 1998 début feature Kirikou and the Sorceress, his earlier films and television work had already won Césars and British Academy Film Awards among others and he was made a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur on 23 October 2009, presented to him by Agnès Varda who had been promoted to commandeur earlier the same year.

(Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Ocelot)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Kirikou and the Sorceress [Kirikou et la sorcière] (1998, 2015);
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts [Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages] (Michel Ocelot & Benedicte Galup – 2005, 2016);
Azur and Asmar [Azur et Asmar] (2006);
Tales of the Night (2011).

Filmography:
Le Tabac (1974);
Gédéon (1976);
Les 3 Inventeurs (1980);
La Légende du pauvre bossu (1982);
La Princesse insensible (1983);
Les Quatre voeux (1987);
Ciné si (1988 – TV series);
Les Contes de la nuit (1992 – TV series);
Kirikou et la sorcière (1998);
Princes et princesses (2000);
Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (Michel Ocelot & Benedicte Galup – 2005);
Azur et Asmar (2006);
Tales of the Night (2011).